NBA Rumors: Hawks Could Acquire Ben Simmons For Package Centered On John Collins, Per ‘Bleacher Report’

Although the Atlanta Hawks already have an All-Star point guard in Trae Young, a recent article suggested that the team could land yet another youthful and talented playmaker by acquiring Ben Simmons from the Philadelphia 76ers.

In a list of ideal trade targets for all 30 NBA teams, Bleacher Report wrote that the Hawks could benefit from Simmons’ presence, considering that at 6-feet-10-inches and 240 pounds, he has excellent size and athleticism and could play multiple positions. His defensive ability was also mentioned as another reason why he could be a good fit alongside the high-scoring Young in Atlanta, especially since the incoming third-year star has been known for his subpar defense.

“Young would help offset Simmons’ lack of three-point shooting as the current Sixer prefers to set others up outside the arc instead.”

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