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Analyst Has A Strong Belief On When Nets Will Trade Ben Simmons

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The Brooklyn Nets have gone through some drastic changes over the last few years with the team once being dubbed the team to beat in the Eastern Conference with the three-headed monster of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden to being a team that is getting rid of any player of value with the intent of rebuilding.

Although it seemed as though the Nets were ready to start building around star Mikal Bridges, that changed drastically recently when the team made a blockbuster trade with the New York Knicks, sending the 27-year-old to the Big Apple to reunite with his Villanova teammates Jalen Brunson, Josh Hart and Donte DiVincenzo.

With the Nets sending Bridges to New York, the rebuild has officially begun, with the next big domino to fall in Brooklyn likely being former No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons.

According to C.J. Holmes of the New York Daily News, the Nets will eventually trade Simmons and his $40.3 million contract in the early months of next season which will offer Brooklyn one last chance at a maximum return for the once prized guard.

The Nets will trade Ben Simmons, and his $40.3 million expiring contract, eventually. However, now is not the time.

Simmons doesn't have much of a market this summer, all considered. The early months of next season will offer Brooklyn one last chance at a maximum return for the… pic.twitter.com/e6nWxxoQ5V

— C.J. Holmes (@HolmesScribe) July 3, 2024

After becoming one of the best young point guards in the league, blessed with size, a remarkable passing ability and a knack for being one of the best defensive players on the floor, Simmons’ career headed into a downward spiral after falling apart in the NBA playoffs while being with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Simmons was never the same after that and eventually forced his way out of town, landing with the Nets and failing to make an impact in Brooklyn due to his persistent injuries and seemingly no longer being the same dominant player.

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