The Atlanta Hawks could emerge as a suitor for a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers for Ben Simmons, a source told Marc Stein of Substack.

The Hawks reached the Eastern Conference Finals in 2021, but have been a relative disappointment this season. Atlanta, in particular, has struggled on defense.

Travis Schlenk has openly questioned his decision to bring back Atlanta's same core this season, which could be a signal his interest in a trade.

While the Hawks don't have an established star they're willing to trade that would match what the 76ers have looked for, they could aggregate assets for a multi-team trades construction.