Elton Brand publicly confirmed the Philadelphia 76ers have no intention of trading either Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons this offseason.
"I'm not looking to trade Ben or Joel," said Brand. "I'm looking to complement them better."
The 76ers fired Brett Brown on Monday and the conventional wisdom has been that the team would see if their next head coach can figure out how to maximize Embiid and Simmons together before making a major move.
With the 76ers having both Al Horford and Tobias Harris under contracts that will be difficult to trade, it is likely they will need to change their schemes with current personnel rather than a wholesale change of the roster surrounding Embiid and Simmons.