Ben Simmons Trade Update: 76ers PG Options Include Warriors, Kings

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Will Ben Simmons leave the city of Philadelphia and take his talents elsewhere?

Recently, Bally Sport Network’s analyst Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson reported that the 76ers and the Golden State Warriors re-engaged in discussions to make a deal with Simmons happen.

https://twitter.com/ScoopB/status/1423030327749001224

KRON4 News’ Jason Dumas noted that the Aussie point guard has “cut off communication with basically everyone in the Sixers organization” and shared that Simmons’ agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports is mediating the situation.

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Keith Pompey noted that Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey proposed a hefty offer for Simmons that included first-round picks, as well as Andrew Wiggins and James Wiseman — which the Warriors found laughable.

Many have criticized Simmons’ ability to shoot the three-pointer efficiently.

Apparently he’s making changes.

Scoop B noted today that Simmons, the 76ers’ first-round pick in the 2016 NBA Draft has been working out in LA with Clippers players Rajon Rondo and teammate Brandon Boston Jr.

https://twitter.com/ScoopB/status/1424816647655809026

Will the 76ers actually trade Simmons? Some experts and Vegas oddsmakers have noted teams like the Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets and Sacramento Kings as trade suitors.

Betters in Pennsylvania are getting into the action in determining Simmons’ next spot.

Rightly so! Sports betting in Pennsylvania is legal and live at casinos, racetracks and satellite locations spread throughout the state.

Pennsylvania sports betting is where it’s at. According to a report from multiple outlets, the month of June saw the sports betting revenue jump 15% month-on-month to $42.5 million.

That’s a big deal!

Pennsylvania was one of the earliest states to embrace legal sports betting. Of the hundreds of online sportsbooks around the world we have reviewed, the legal options available in Pennsylvania are among the best.

The state was buzzing since last year when it set a then-record for $348.4 million in Jan. 2020 due to NFL and college football action according to Play Pennsylvania.

Worth noting: That uptick was powered by a healthy hold rate, with books holding 10.1% of all wagers for the month.

The mobile betting market first arrived via SugarHouse the last day of May in 2019 and has since grown to over a dozen operators competing for the interest of sports bettors in the Keystone State.

The state of Pennsylvania has seven teams from the ‘Big Four’ sports leagues, including two hockey teams, two football teams, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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