The Sacramento Kings have ended their pursuit of a trade for Ben Simmons and will turn elsewhere in the market to upgrade their team.
The trade deadline is on Feb. 10th and the Kings believe the asking price from the Philadelphia 76ers is too exorbitant.
Sacramento has several trade assets in Harrison Barnes, Buddy Hield and Richaun Holmes.
The Sacramento roster represented one of Philadelphia's most viable options for a trade.
The chances of the 76ers taking the Simmons' situation into the offseason has undoubtedly increased without the presence of the Kings.
Simmons is signed through the 2024-25 season, and the Sixers believe that gives them leverage to wait on a deal.