Whatever your opinion of the Cavs’ betting on a Collin Sexton-Darius Garland backcourt is, an indisputable concern is their ability to defend. That makes having a strong defensive backline — and a center who can defend the rim — essential. Having so many young players with another incoming on the roster overall only adds to the need.
What was once a young, promising and exciting Philadelphia team has been grossly mismanaged by general manager Elton Brand and with an inevitable early playoff exit, it will likely lead to serious shakeup. According to league sources, it could even come down to between Simmons and Embiid. Both are proven superstars in today’s NBA and either of them would bring back a lion’s share of assets to allow Philadelphia to rebuild on the fly.
Ben Simmons' season is likely over, with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reporting Saturday that the Philadelphia 76ers guard will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, but the Cleveland Cavaliers may be interested in making the 2019-20 campaign his last in Philly. According to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com, the Cavs believe they may have an "enticing" trade package to bring Simmons to Ohio this offseason: "Those picks, combined with one of the young guys and some salary filler, is a good start.