Perkins believes the Minnesota Timberwolves is the ideal landing spot for Simmons. Minnesota, meanwhile, would have to give up D’Angelo Russell and Malik Beasely in return.
“You know what’s the right place for Ben Simmons? I’m going to trade him for D’Angelo Russell and Malik Beasley, and I’m gonna send him to Minnesota,” Perkins said during Tuesday’s edition of ESPN’s Get Up!.
Why Minnesota? Perkins thinks the Timberwolves could allow Simmons to be a Damantas Sabonis type of player in the Minnesota offense. Right now in Philly, the Sixers expect him to shoot the ball, which we all know isn’t one of his strengths.
"You know what's the right place for Ben Simmons? I'm going to trade him for D'Angelo Russell and Malik Beasley, and I'm gonna send him to Minnesota."@KendrickPerkins thinks Simmons should play a "dual four position, like a Sabonis." pic.twitter.com/onECTadvg2
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) June 22, 2021
It really doesn’t matter where Ben Simmons potentially lands this off-season. The reality is he needs a fresh start and the Sixers need to move on.
Joel Embiid is Philly’s true superstar. And with an offense centering around a big, Simmons doesn’t fit well.
Minnesota presents a similar dilemna. Karl-Anthony Towns is the Timberwolves’ foundation, so it probably wouldn’t be wise to add Simmons to such a center-heavy offense.
Simmons would be best used in a shooter-heavy offense, like the Warriors, because of his ability to distribute the basketball. In fact, FS1’s Colin Cowherd thinks Golden State is the ideal landing spot for Simmons.
Where do you think Simmons will end up this off-season? A trade seems inevitable at this point.