The Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers have never had serious talks on a trade for Ben Simmons, multiple sources confirm.
The Warriors were one of the teams to receive a call from Daryl Morey as he asked for a package of Andrew Wiggins, James Wiseman, the seventh and 14th picks in the draft and two future first rounders. The Warriors declined to discuss further and there was never any bargaining.
Neither side has circled back in the more than a month that has passed since the draft.
The Warriors are unlikely to initiate any trade calls offering their young players for veterans, Simmons or otherwise, before the start of the season.
Joe Lacob has been transparent in his vision of bridging the gap between the Stephen Curry era with young, high upside prospects like James Wiseman and Jonathan Kuminga.