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Building the perfect team around Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons using the 2021-22 salary cap

I have been thinking about this way too much as a way to try and think which teams would want Ben Simmons in a trade, especially with the laughable reporting that he wants to be the #1 option or focus of the offence.

Today I saw this article and I thought I would give it a try.

https://www.sportingnews.com/au/nba/news/building-the-perfect-team-around-philadelphia-76ers-star-ben-simmons-using-the-2021-22-salary-cap/bnntlbgf9z2l16p7t8t3msebp

My parameters are the team has to be under the luxury tax ($136.6m) and no 4th year players who are already extended. I am using salaries from https://hoopshype.com/salaries/players/

The biggest problem I run in to is the team being to good for Simmons to be able to develop as a #1 pick in a low pressure situation.

I have come up with the following, which also allows an all-Australian line-up:

Ben Simmons PG $ 33.0
Zach Lavine SG $ 19.5
OG Anunoby SF $ 16.0
Maxi Kleber PF $ 8.8
Myles Turner C $ 18.0
Patty Mills PG $ 5.9
Matisse Thybulle SG $ 2.8
Joe Ingles SF $ 13.0
Jabari Parker PF $ 2.3
Chris Boucher C $ 7.0
Jalen Brunson PG $ 1.8
Malik Monk SG $ 1.8
Justice Winslow SF $ 3.9
Juan Toscano-Anderson PF $ 1.7
Jock Landale C $ 0.9
$ 136.4
Cap $ 136.6
Space $ 0.2

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