Timberwolves excluding Towns, Edwards in Ben Simmons trade talks

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·1 min read
Timberwolves excluding Towns, Edwards in Ben Simmons trade talks
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

With the future of Ben Simmons uncertain, the Minnesota Timberwolves have reportedly emerged as a prime candidate to land the Philadelphia 76ers guard.

The Timberwolves have been viewed as the team that most wants Simmons and have been in communication with the Sixers on potential trade scenarios. However, the team is unwilling to include Karl-Anthony Towns or Anthony Edwards in those negotiations.

The Sixers believe they can contend for a championship and are seeking players that can help them win now. They view Towns and Edwards as those pieces but Minnesota isn’t willing to move them, according to Jon Krawczynski on “The Athletic NBA Show” podcast.

The Timberwolves don’t want to trade Anthony Edwards or Karl-Anthony Towns. Those are deal-breakers and they really would rather not trade D’Angelo Russell.

Philadelphia has set the bar rather high to acquire Simmons but there hasn’t been much interest from teams around the league. The latest reporting by The Athletic said the Sixers may eventually lower the asking price for Simmons, which could open the door for the Timberwolves.

The Timberwolves hold Simmons in high regard and believe he would be a good fit next to Towns, Edwards and D’Angelo Russell. It remains to be seen if the two teams can strike a deal but it may be worth monitoring as the 2021-22 season nears closer.

This post originally appeared on Rookie Wire! Follow us on Facebook!

Related

Timberwolves' Anthony Edwards hit a growth spurt in rookie year

Karl-Anthony Towns reacts to Anthony Edwards losing Rookie of the Year

Anthony Edwards sets Timberwolves rookie record for 20-point games

List

NBA 2K22: Complete rookie ratings for each first-round pick