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3 Teams Named Favorites To Trade For Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons going up for a dunk during a game.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 07: Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers goes up to dunk the ball against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on November 7, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Ben Simmons may have played his way out of Philadelphia, as the former No. 1 pick struggled to make an impact in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

With the season on the line, Simmons took just four shot attempts in Game 7 against the Atlanta Hawks. It was a brutal exit for the Philadelphia 76ers, especially after earning the top seed in the conference.

The 76ers have a huge decision to make this offseason regarding Simmons. Either they move on from the All-Star point guard or they try to run it back one more time.

Doc Rivers said the 76ers have a plan in place to fix Simmons' shooting woes, but there are still plenty of NBA analysts and fans who believe he'll be traded this offseason.

If a trade comes to fruition, there are a few landing spots for Simmons that stand out from the pack.

Here are the current betting favorites for Simmons, via BetOnline:

  • Portland Trail Blazers (+200)
  • Washington Wizards (+300)
  • San Antonio Spurs (+400)

It makes sense that Portland has the best odds to land Simmons. Several analysts have discussed a potential swap involving Simmons and CJ McCollum.

Portland would get a playmaker to take some of the pressure off Damian Lillard, meanwhile Philadelphia would get a guard who can make tough shots from outside the paint.

The Spurs and Wizards would also be intriguing trade partners for the 76ers, especially if the latter is willing to move on from Bradley Beal or Russell Westbrook.