Report: 76ers engaged in Simmons trade talks with multiple teams

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The Philadelphia 76ers have opened trade discussions with multiple teams for three-time All-Star guard Ben Simmons, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

The Sixers are reportedly asking for an All-Star-caliber player in return.

Simmons is coming off an underwhelming postseason performance, which culminated with Philadelphia's Eastern Conference semifinal loss to the Atlanta Hawks. His playoff display - which came after he was included in potential trade packages for James Harden during the season - was singled out by both Sixers coach Doc Rivers and franchise cornerstone Joel Embiid.

However, Philadelphia's willingness to discuss a Simmons deal is in contrast to earlier reports suggesting the organization wants to keep the 24-year-old. He apparently met with Rivers to formulate a plan to improve his shooting after connecting on just 34.2% of his free throws during the postseason.

Simmons, who won't participate in this summer's Olympic Games, has four years and $147 million remaining on his current contract.

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