Wolves' Sachin Gupta all in on acquiring Ben Simmons

Wolves' Sachin Gupta all in on acquiring Ben Simmons

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Wolves' Sachin Gupta all in on acquiring Ben Simmons

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Darren Wolfson: Sachin Gupta wants Ben Simmons. The same hurdles remain, but can he now be more creative on three-team scenarios? That still seems to be the key. But make not mistake: Gupta is all in on acquiring Ben Simmons.
Source: Spotify

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Multiple reports say Ben Simmons won’t play for the 76ers again.
Frank Isola tells Brian Scalabrine this shows “The Process” didn’t work in Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/jcwrMdIltO3:35 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
The whole Philly fans are ruthless thing is crazy. This is definitely a tough fan base here, but they also appreciate the hell out of their athletes here. I’ll never forget the dude trying to help Ben Simmons with his free throws and supporting him. Give me a break man. – 3:16 PM
Mike Lynch @SportInfo247
I’m not even angry at Ben Simmons. Just disappointed
Ok, I’m also very, very angry – 2:56 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Ben Simmons turns away 76ers teammates request for meeting, won’t change mind about trade
sportando.basketball/en/ben-simmons…2:24 PM
Andrew Sharp @andrewsharp
Hearing Ben Simmons is spending all his days in an ornate Klutch panic room. Soundproof, no calls in or out, full court gym for IG highlight videos – 2:20 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Ben Simmons is reportedly remaining firm on wanting out of the 76ers.
@Brian Windhorst tells @Brian Geltzeiler and @Sam Mitchell that Simmons doesn’t intend on showing his face in Philadelphia again. pic.twitter.com/rVYY2kikgD2:00 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Sixers team group text to Ben Simmons: pic.twitter.com/Oc8F2uXjS81:46 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Philadelphia’s next big decision in the Ben Simmons saga, what looms in Minnesota after the Wolves’ front-office implosion and more from around the league … all via my latest This Week In Basketball column: marcstein.substack.com/p/weekend-dime…1:30 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Sixers teammates wanted to meet with Ben Simmons, he turned them away nba.nbcsports.com/2021/09/25/rep…1:24 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Sixers players wanted to fly to LA this week to meet with Ben Simmons but were told not to and that he didn’t want to meet, per @Shams Charania. pic.twitter.com/LjuGSB3PPY1:17 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Sources: Philadelphia 76ers players wanted to take a jet to Los Angeles this week to meet with Ben Simmons, but were informed not to come and that the three-time All-Star did not want to meet.
Details: theathletic.com/news/ben-simmo…12:56 PM
Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner
Good morning! I wrote a column about Ben Simmons and who gets to be called a ‘superstar’ in the NBA:
washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/09…9:08 AM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Still completely slack-jawed at Doc Rivers comparing Ben Simmons and his representatives to Trump supporting, Big Lie denialists days before training camp starts, as they’re in the middle of trying to convince Simmons to come back and join the team.
Sixers always gonna Sixer. – 8:02 AM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
What we learned with the Nuggets today:
– Tarik Black signed with Denver for training camp.
– Nikola Jokic is the 6th best player in the NBA, per ESPN
– Ben Simmons was spotted at Casa Bonita in Lakewood last night. Witnesses said he only lasted 15 seconds in Black Bart’s Cave – 9:27 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
For Sunday’s paper (but published online now!) I wrote about what the events of this week might signal about the Marc Lore/Rodriguez tenure and what this might mean more immediately for the Timberwolves pursuit of Ben Simmons: startribune.com/gersson-rosas-…4:28 PM
Doc Rivers makes a Donald Trump comparison while discussing Ben Simmons’ situation with 76ers
cbssports.com/nba/news/doc-r…4:03 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Assessing Timberwolves fallout after Gersson Rosas’ dismissal, from ownership’s role to a potential Ben Simmons trade
via @TheAthletic theathletic.com/2846535/2021/0…3:43 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
New #TheMismatch!
Join @Chris Vernon and @Kevin O’Connor as they discuss the front office upheaval in Minnesota, Ben Simmons’s potential to sit out training camp, and more!
therin.gr/75QTfYA3:37 PM
Henry Abbott @TrueHoop
On BRING IT IN @David Thorpe and @jarodhector on Ben Simmons as an actual human being truehoop.com/p/bring-it-in-… Really recommend taking a minute to read David’s free story “Healing Ben Simmons” truehoop.com/p/healing-ben-… pic.twitter.com/xIHf2ivzcY2:18 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Quiet final week of the NBA offseason? Yeah, right.
The latest in Philly, Minnesota and more all feature in my This Week In Basketball column freshly sent to inboxes worldwide: marcstein.substack.com/p/weekend-dime…
Sign up to get all the Ben Simmons coverage direct: marcstein.substack.com1:40 PM

More on this storyline

NBA Central: Brian Windhorst says Ben Simmons playing in front of Sixers fans is a ‘factor’ in him wanting out of Philadelphia “He doesn’t want to be in front of those fans. …I don’t think he intends to ever show his face there again.” (Via @Sirius XM NBA ) pic.twitter.com/Ltt0ccwARf -via Twitter @TheNBACentral / September 25, 2021

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