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Ben Simmons returns to Sixers: What does it mean for the Mavericks?

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How does Ben Simmons return impact Dallas Mavericks? 2. Trade talks impact play?

Fans saw James Harden request a trade from the Rockets last season, and he played in eight of the team’s first nine games, but Harden was not locked in and playing his best in Houston. He wanted to be dealt, so the superstar guard made the situation uncomfortable with his play.

Will Simmons do something similar in Philadelphia? Nobody knows what is going to happen here, but the 25-year-old’s trade demands could have impacts on his teammates too. Are the other Sixers looking forward to playing with Simmons when they know he could be traded at a moment’s notice? The 6’11 forward is also going to have to face the Philly fans if he plans on returning to the court.

Simmons and the rest of the Sixers are going to have to keep talking about this situation. Will he stick to his trade demand? Can Philadelphia find the right deal? If not, the Simmons saga could continue for days and weeks ahead, so expect plenty more on this story as it becomes available.

Ben Simmons reporting did accomplish something that Dallas Mavericks and any team with an All-Star caliber player should be a bit excited about. Let us take a closer look.