Ben Simmons may have thrown a new money wrench in the mix on where he could be traded or at least prefers. While most are still trying to figure out what lies ahead for the 25-year-old, a recent address listing has left most speculating anew.

According to reports, the 6-foot-11 cager listed his primary residence in Moorestown, New Jersey. It was curiously put up hours after he was kicked out of Sixers practice.

Aside from that, Simmons also listed his 10,477-square-foot mansion for $5 million on Tuesday. These developments may somehow indicate that the former top pick is leaning on a potential move to the Brooklyn Nets.

If so, this would back the suggestion of respected book author Roland Lazenby. Speaking to this writer and fellow Filipinos Henry Liao and Aldrin Magnaye on a Sports Bytes podcast last Oct. 16, the 69-year-old made a bold claim that Simmons would be a great fit for the Nets.

“If I were with the Nets, I would take that deal in a minute. I would think that one of the places that Ben Simmons could really fit in and help (and you guys will disagree), I think it’s Brooklyn,” Lazenby stated.

Lazenby feels that the Nets should take Simmons despite concerns about his shooting, ironically something he believes that the All-Star guard has worked on.

He backed up this suggestion by saying that one player who could benefit from it is James Harden. Should Simmons be acquired, that would relieve the former NBA MVP of playmaking duties. With plenty of firepower, a move by Simmons to Nets makes sense.

“The Nets, they have firepower. All the other things he brings, you know James Harden suddenly doesn’t have to play point guard all the time,” the book author further explained.

For now, this appears to be brewing. But unless the Sixers and the Nets start talking trade, all Ben Simmons can do is wait.

 Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers
Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers Getty Images | Kevin C. Cox

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