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De'Aaron Fox
De'Aaron Fox
Position: G
Born: 12/20/97
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:171 lbs. / 77.6 kg.
Salary: $8,099,627

Sixers not satisfied with current trade offers for Ben Simmons

Internally, team sources view a lot of the reported offers floated around the league as transparent attempts to lower Simmons’ trade value below where it actually is. The Sixers are uninterested in packages returning multiple role players and picks in exchange for Simmons, according to a source familiar with the situation. As one specific example, a source told PhillyVoice the Sixers would not even entertain a discussion with the Sacramento Kings save for the inclusion of guard De’Aaron Fox in a potential deal, which they view simply as a starting point for talks.
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Kings unlikely to trade De'Aaron Fox

Marc Stein of the New York Times fanned those flames Tuesday when he reported the Kings were one of at least five teams showing interest in Simmons, a three-time NBA All-Star who could transform Sacramento’s porous defense. The potential for a deal is there, but the 76ers are reportedly seeking an All-Star caliber player in return. De’Aaron Fox would probably fit that description, but sources have maintained the Kings are highly unlikely to trade their dynamic 23-year-old point guard.
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Another source questioned why either team would make that deal, specifically saying it doesn’t do enough to address Philadelphia’s need for leadership. The source suggested the Kings could make a serious play for Simmons if they make De’Aaron Fox or Tyrese Haliburton available. Some believe the 76ers could make a move for Kyrie Irving, Bradley Beal or Damian Lillard instead.
Delon Wright knows he will not have the ball as much when Fox and Haliburton are available, but those final eight games showed him how he has to play for Sacramento next season. “As far as my mindset, I have to come in being as aggressive as I was (while they were out), that’s my thought process,” Wright told The Athletic. “I know there will be less opportunities with both of them playing, but when I’m in with them I can’t defer. I still have to pick my spots and when it’s their time have the ball, give them the ball. But I can’t come in just deferring to them right away. I have to stay aggressive because that makes me better and the team better when I’m doing that, being aggressive all around.”
But doing that will require Wright to remember he can’t look to blend in on offense. Players doing that stand around and wait for Fox or Haliburton to make a play, rather than being aggressive. “That’s what I’ve had a problem with in my career,” Wright said. “If I’m in with certain guys and I’ll kind of defer and just play the off ball role. But I have to still get the ball and sometimes let them play off the ball because that helps me be aggressive. And I’m a pass-first (guard) so I’m not just going to go shoot the ball, I’m going to get them the ball too, whoever I’m playing with.”