The Philadelphia 76ers believe rival teams have become even less motivated to trade for Ben Simmons than they were previously due to the "escaping uncertainty that surrounds him," sources tell Sam Amick of The Athletic. 

Simmons has cited mental health issues as why he is not ready to play for the 76ers currently and it has led to speculation that it could go beyond his trade situation.

Simmons and his representatives have recently reiterated his strong desire to be traded.

The number of players across the NBA who can be traded will be expand in December as offseason signing restrictions are lifted.