A trade of Ben Simmons by the Philadelphia 76ers is considered "inevitable" by sources, but it could drag out until the preseason.

The 76ers are seeking a package that includes a point guard for Simmons and more teams are interested than have been reported due to a weaker than usual free agency class.

Sources believe teams interested in Simmons will operate with more urgency closer to the season.

Damian Lillard, Kyle Lowry and Bradley Beal are considered the most enticing trade options for the 76ers.