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3 Cavs Trade Packages for Ben Simmons

A rumor is spreading today surrounding Ben Simmons’ future in Philly. After a likely season-ending surgery on his kneecap, Ben Simmons is now in trade rumors. One team in the center of those rumors, the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs made a huge trade to acquire All Star center, Andre Drummond at the trade deadline this year. Is a trade for another All Star in the Cavs’ near future?

Cleveland was mentioned to have a big trade package ready to be offered for Simmons. It may be a big risk to give away the farm for an injury prone player, though. I also wonder if the Sixers will even be interested in any offer the Cavaliers have for Simmons. Let’s take a look at a few possible offers the Cavs may have.

1. Cavs Trade Two Sophomores

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Cavs trade: Darius Garland, Dylan Windler, Cedi Osman, 2020 1st round (unprotected)

Sixers trade: Ben Simmons, Mike Scott

With all the confusion in the world right now. This trade might be tough working with salary restrictions. So obviously my trades won’t be perfect and tweaks will likely need to be made. But in this scenario, the Cavs give up a ton in hopes of stealing Simmons from Philly. Trading two players going into their second year would be very tough. I also believe Cedi Osman’s time in Cleveland could very likely be up. His lack of improvement may force the Cavs to move on from him. Windler hasn’t seen the floor yet which could be intriguing for the Sixers. Also trading away the first would be very risky. It’s tough to tell right now whether either team is interested in parting with the assets mentioned in this trade.

2. Cavs Part with Sexton

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Cavs trade: Collin Sexton, Kevin Love, Cedi Osman, 2020 1st Round (unprotected), 2022 1st Round (Top 5 protected)

Sixers trade: Ben Simmons, Al Horford

My guess is that this trade is a little too wild for either team to go through with. But, in this scenario, the Cavs build a scary lineup with Simmons and Horford as their new front court. My guess is Drummond would opt out of his player option. If not, Horford becomes a sixth man of the year contender off the bench. Cavs lose a fan favorite in Collin Sexton and hand the reigns to Darius Garland in the backcourt. Windler likely moves to the three spot while Kevin Porter Jr. starts at shooting guard. A deadly front court and a young backcourt with potential creates this trade as a viable option for Cleveland.

3. Cavs Trade Backcourt, Keep 2020 1st Round

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Cavs trade: Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, Cedi Osman, 2021 1st round (top 5 protected)

Sixers trade: Ben Simmons, Mike Scott

This trade is a bit of a low ball offer from the Cavs depending how you look at it. I’m not a fan of trading Sexton, but it may be a possibility. I don’t think there’s any way the Cavs don’t trade Osman in a deal for Simmons either. This may be my least favorite deal of the three for either team. But, keeping that 2020 pick would be stellar for the Cavs. Just to reiterate, all of these trades are purely hypothetical trades that I think would be very interesting to see.

Let me know your thoughts on these deals or any other scenarios you have yourself. You can find me on Twitter @TShelt23. Check out our basketball section here!

*Editors Note* The above article is based on Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com and his “Hey Chris” segment. This is purely speculation at this point.

Tyler Shelt
NCAA and NBA Writer for Overtime Heroics
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