The soap opera of the summer in the National Basketball Association (NBA) is related to the future of Australian point guard Ben Simmons, who has already made known his position of not continuing his career in Philadelphia 76ers, opening the interest of several teams to sign him.
Although the intention of the 25-year-old player is to reach a California franchise, reality indicates that none of the four teams in that area of the United States wants to sign him, mainly due to the requirements demanded by the president of the Pennsylvania squad, Daryl Morey, to make the exchange.
But since Simmons’ intention is not to play in the 76ers, other teams are already envisioning the possibility of hiring him, and even devising plans to carry out the transfer, one of the last interested parties being the 17-time NBA champion, Boston Celtics. .
Boston Celtics would go for Simmons on one condition
According to the Heavy portal, the new general manager of the Massachusetts team, Brad Stevens, would be willing to present a formal offer to hire the Australian, although he would put a couple of conditions to carry it out.
The first is that he will not sell his two most important players: Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, with whom he intends to build a Big 3 for the Celtics; and the second, the proposal will be presented if the market value of this continues to fall and if the player himself expresses his desire to play in the franchise.
Let us remember that the contract of the oceanic base with Philadelphia extends until the end of the 2024-2025 season, with a total salary, yet to be received, of $ 146.5 million dollars, a figure that Boston is not willing to pay, which has already shown by signing the German Dennis Schröder. (Bolavip)