Despite a rather stale offseason, the Indiana Pacers still have the assets necessary to make a big splash before or during the season. True to this, the team was recently linked as a potential landing spot for one of the league’s most disgruntled stars, Ben Simmons, whose unrelenting stance on not suiting up for the Philadelphia 76ers could prompt a move sooner than later.
It’s no secret among fans that the Pacers have had discussions with the Sixers in the offseason regarding the availability of the three-time All-Star. However, those talks failed to get much traction, with Philly rejecting a reported one-on-one swap outright involving Simmons and guard Malcolm Brogdon.
The Indiana Pacers are reportedly in play in the Ben Simmons sweepstakes
Since then, pundits have pointed to the Indiana Pacers as one of the few teams who have the assets to make a bid for the Australian playmaker. Just a few days back, ESPN’s Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst reckoned the Blue and Gold as a sleeper team that can offer Philadelphia the best returns for their star.
In light of all these, however, many are still hesitant on whether they want Ben Simmons in the Circle City, especially since trading for him will require a hefty return despite his subpar playoff showing last season. Thus, here are three burning questions surrounding the Sixers star and his possible foray in Indiana.