Who Will Get Traded First? Ben Simmons Or John Wall?

  • Ben Simmons has -500 odds to be traded before John Wall.
  • Simmons will be fined every day he does not report to the 76ers.
  • The Houston Rockets and John Wall have agreed to part ways.

LAS VEGAS – The drama between Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers has reached an all-time high and neither side has shown any signs of backing down. In other news, John Wall and the Houston Rockets will work together to find a new home for the five-time All-Star point guard.

With both of these players not suiting up for their current teams this season, online betting sites have odds on which one of them will be traded first. Ben Simmons is a heavy favorite to be traded first.

Who Will Be Traded First?

  • Ben Simmons -500
  • John Wall +300

Keeping Up With Ben Simmons

Simmons' relationship with the 76ers organization and fan base is at its lowest point. Things began to turn sour in Game 7 of the 2020 Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Atlanta Hawks. In the game, Simmons passed up a wide-open shot under the basket that would’ve tied the game with the fourth quarter winding down where the team eventually went on to lose the game and series.

Since then, Simmons has demanded a trade from the organization, however, he does still have four years remaining on his max contract. Leading up to the season, Simmons has yet to report to team functions, which has led to him being fined every day that he is not there. One anonymous NBA executive had this to say about the situation.

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“You let a guy force his way out with four years left on a max contract, and you set a terrible precedent. They can't cave,” the anonymous exec told Sports Illustrated.

With that, it is clear that the 76ers will not move Simmons unless they get what they are asking for.

John Wall’s Next Chapter

Being that the Sixers will not budge, that leaves John Wall’s NBA odds to be traded as very enticing. Unlike the Simmons situation, the Houston Rockets and John Wall have come to an agreement that it is time to find the point guard a new home.

The only issue with that is his contract. In 2017, Wall received a 4-year contract extension worth $170 million. With the extension, he is due to make $44.3 million this season and $47.4 million next season which many teams cannot afford to take on.

Two teams that come to mind though for a potential trade are the Dallas Mavericks who have struck out on bringing in a point guard to play alongside Luka Doncic. And the Oklahoma City Thunder who has $21.6 million in cap space.

All in all, with the Simmons situation getting worse by the day, Wall’s odds could turn a nice profit for sports bettors to take on this wager.