In response, 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey told The Athletic: “We are not trading Ben Simmons — he is an important part of our future.”
Source: Shams Charania of The Athletic
ANALYSIS: Charania himself had reported about an hour earlier that Simmons was made available "in some packages" surrounding Houston Rockets star James Harden. For now, Morey is at least publicly holding firm with his young duo of Simmons and Joel Embiid.
The No. 1 pick in 2016, Simmons is already a two-time All-Star. In 2019-20, the 24-year-old averaged 16.4 points, 8.0 assists and 7.8 rebounds per game, while also leading the league with 2.1 steals per contest.