In “purring” mode at the Nets despite a slight recent upturn, Ben Simmons is crystallizing the attention of the Brooklyn side. So much so that for a league executive, the Lakers should be eyeing the Australian. Explanations of the file.
Finally back on the court after his nightmare in Philadelphia, Ben Simmons is having a complex start to the season. Often passive, not confident, and criticized for a lack of enthusiasm and passion, the Australian however offered himself an upturn by signing his reference match against Portland two days ago. A line of stats quite honorable, and effective as possible:
Ben Simmons against Portland 👀
100% FG pic.twitter.com/uK6IvR12Yq
— Let’s Talk NBA (@Let’sTalkNBA) November 18, 2022
Ben Simmons at the Lakers, the scenario that intrigues behind the scenes
Despite everything, the former Sixer did not dispel doubts about his ability to be a borderline All-Star level player, on which Kevin Durant, who recently mocked Brooklyn’s weak roster, can count. In this context, a trade could be considered, and according to a league executive who preferred to remain anonymous, the Lakers could well be the most plausible destination. The framework is explained:
The Nets were moved by Klutch Sports (the representatives of Simmons, who are also those of LeBron James, editor’s note) in the deal to bring him from Philadelphia. So it’s not unlikely that the Lakers will get him back. Just to see what LeBron can do with him. This is perhaps the solution, and the best solution.
What is certain is that the King has never hidden his closeness to Ben Simmons, nor the respect he has for the Australian. Since Simmons’ arrival in the NBA, James has warmly congratulated him several times on social networks, and he has never objected to the famous surname “Baby LeBron” which “Ben Ten” had been given at the start of the season. career. Of course, the fact that the two men are reunited under the Klutch Sports umbrella does not spoil anything.
It remains to be seen whether this scenario is conceivable for both sides. It is certain that such a blockbuster trade would almost necessarily involve the arrival of Russell Westbrook to the Nets, who would thus be reunited with his old pal. Kevin Durant. Plausible? No. Possible ? Yes, and even more so in an NBA where nothing should ever be wiped off the map too quickly!
While Ben Simmons quietly continues to redo the icing on the side of Brooklyn, the sirens of Los Angeles are gently starting to be heard for the Australian. Will the project succeed? It is clearly too early in the state, but it is advisable to remain attentive…