NBA Trade Rumors: Sacramento Kings no longer pursuing a trade for 76ers’ Ben Simmons

Written by Doug Rush

NBA Trade Rumors: Sacramento Kings no longer pursuing a trade for 76ers’ Ben Simmons

The Sacramento Kings have been known as one of the more aggressive teams on the trade market, and one of the known teams who wanted Ben Simmons.

That was, until now, as the Kings have reportedly pulled out of trade talks for Simmons.

Simmons has missed the entire season due to disagreements with the team and head coach Doc Rivers. The team has been trying to trade Simmons since the 2021 NBA Draft, but has been unsuccessful.

Several teams have had reported interest; the Atlanta Hawks and Detroit Pistons were a few to name, but haven’t made a move to try and acquire Simmons, who was coming off a terrible outing for the 76ers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals last year.

The NBA trade deadline is February 10.

About the author

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.