The Philadelphia 76ers have begun discussions on the future of Ben Simmons, which included his agent Rich Paul.

Paul met with president of basketball operations Daryl Morey and general manager Elton Brand at the pre-draft combine.

Simmons has four years and $147 million left on his contract.

While no trade request has been made, Paul engaged the 76ers on whether it would make sense to work together to find a trade before the start of next season.

Sources say the trade value of Simmons remains significant should a deal be pursued.

The 76ers remain committed to working through the shooting issues Simmons currently is dealing with, especially at the free show line.