The New York Knicks have not called the Philadelphia 76ers to discuss a Ben Simmons trade. New York has held internal discussions about trading for Simmons but have yet to take things further.
The Knicks have remained patient in free agency and trades since Leon Rose took over the front office. They've avoided the high-priced, splashy additions that have turned out poorly for the franchise in the past.
New York is expected to active on the trade market, but any moves may be around the edges. The Knicks have all their own first round picks going forward, as well as extra picks from the Charlotte Hornets and Dallas Mavericks coming in future years.