The Philadelphia 76ers have consistently sought a legitimate star such as Damian Lillard in exchange for Ben Simmons, which has meant that a second tier star such as CJ McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers hasn't been of interest. 

"My reporting is Philly has really never gotten anywhere in terms of being interested in McCollum. Philly has just been 'Dame or nothing,'" said Zach Lowe on his podcast on Tuesday

"Unless, you know there's been these reports about three picks, or three pick swaps, or blah, blah, blah. I don't know how real that ever was, but I don't think there's ever been any real traction to this point of Philly wanting CJ McCollum."