Dec 14, 2016 01:46 AM EST

NBA Rumors: Ben Simmons's Injury Could Force Philadelphia 76ers To Trade Him For Brandon Ingram; Sixers Choosing Simmons A Bad Decision?

The Philadelphia 76ers have been dealing with injuries for a long time. Now, it appears that the franchise has had enough and NBA rumors are spreading that it could trade its 1st overall pick Ben Simmons for the 2nd overall pick Brandom Ingram.

The Sixers has one of the worst records in the history of the NBA having a 10-72 win-loss record in the last season. The franchise has acquired young talented players in the likes of Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel but dealt with their injuries at the same time. These injury issues prevented them from becoming a playoff contending team.

Embiid was drafted in the 2014 NBA but was sidelined for two years until he made his NBA debut this season. Noel has dealt with knee injuries as well but came back last Sunday in a game against the Detroit Pistons. NBA rumors have it that these two players might get traded as well, but the team needs to wait and see if these players can show signs of life.

But the biggest problem that the Sixers are now facing is the injury of Ben Simmons, its 1st overall pick in the 2016 draft. Simmons looked very promising but he got injured in the preseason and according to News.Com, there's still no specific timetable for his return. Now, NBA rumors are buzzing if the Sixers would risk it like what they did with Embiid.

In a report by CSN Philly, Simmons ditched his boot and has been doing some spot up shooting in his sneakers. It's a step for his return but the franchise will face another Embiid-like situation with the option of trusting the process or letting Simmons go.

There have been NBA rumors before about the Sixers trading Simmons for Ingram and now that Simmons isn't still cleared to play, that rumor may surface again. Did the Sixers make a bad decision of choosing Simmons over Ingram?

These NBA rumors may or may not happen because there are lots of factors involved. Simmons is also what the Sixers have been looking for so it's really hard to tell.

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