The Boston Celtics are not exactly off to a good start this 2021-22 NBA season and pundits feel they could use some personnel changes. No one has been singled out for now.

One player the Celtics may consider is Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Boston and Philadelphia are allegedly in talks over a potential deal revolving around the former NBA top pick.

Most know that it would take much to acquire Simmons. Further, Sixers boss Daryl Morey only wants a player that is equal or better to the 25-year-old guard to agree to a trade.

Citing sources, The Athletic claims that any deal involving Simmons would likely have to include Jaylen Brown. Considering the 25-year-old All-Star is having a fine season, leading the Celtics with averages of 25.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists, Brown could be a worthy addition to the Sixers to provide Joel Embiid needed help.

But any NBA trade involving Brown may have to wait. According to ESPN, the 3rd overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft will be out for 1 to 2 weeks due to a right hamstring strain.

Boston currently totes a 4-6 win-loss card, leaving first-year head coach Ime Udoka to either work with his current bunch or suggest manpower changes.

Simmons could make sense although a straight-up trade may not cut it. A plausible scenario would be a multi-team trade, something that may finally see the 6-foot-11 cager play this 2021-22 season.

Also, it would be best to note that a potential Simmons coming to Beantown makes sense. Udoka and Simmons worked together when the former served as an assistant coach for the Sixers during the 2019-20 season.

Simmons continues to hold out, claiming that he is not mentally ready to play for now. A recent issue was finding the right specialist to help him with the 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year preferring external medical experts rather than the ones recommended by the Sixers.

The latest on the matter is that after previously preferring to see medical specialists that the Simmons’ camp prefers, the All-Star guard finally agreed to meet with a team-recommended medical specialist to discuss his mental health, ESPN reported.

Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers drives on Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics
Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers drives on Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics Getty Images | Drew Hallowell

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