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NBA Trade Rumors: Atlanta Hawks a possible suitor in trading for Ben Simmons?

Written by Doug Rush

NBA Trade Rumors: Atlanta Hawks a possible suitor in trading for Ben Simmons?

Ben Simmons remains a “member” of the Philadelphia 76ers. Although he has yet to play in a single game for them this season.

Some have wondered when the 76ers would trade Simmons, and it has yet to happen. Will it? It remains to be seen, but another team might be interested in Simmons services; the Atlanta Hawks.

At this point, it’s almost a “we will believe it when we see it” type scenario, as Simmons has been rumored to be on the block going back to the NBA Draft, but was never dealt.

The 76ers meanwhile, are 21-16 and the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference.

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Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.