Sixers not trying to trade Ben Simmons

Sixers not trying to trade Ben Simmons

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The 76ers are not trying to move Simmons and have made clear that they will not deal him at this time, according to sources. The franchise wants Simmons to show up to practices and games, to be engaged and to perform to his capabilities. Simmons is not against playing, but he is not mentally ready yet, sources insist.
Source: Shams Charania @ The Athletic

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Tom Ziller @teamziller
The Sixers organization and Ben Simmons continue to punch themselves and each other in the face repeatedly. It’s losers all the way down. (unlocked) ziller.substack.com/p/losers-all-t… pic.twitter.com/McdMan2BfN9:02 AM

David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
AM Crew: The NBA season starts this week, with questions on Ben Simmons, Kyrie, low-key good pickups, who’ll win Rookie of the Year, Space Jam, KAT, John Wall’s future, the best new coach and…the playoff-bound Kings?? My answers, in @The Athletic: bit.ly/2XsSkhF7:00 AM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#NBA column: While necessary, Ben Simmons’ 1-game suspension is a lose-lose situation for the #Sixers and Simmons: bit.ly/3DTSnlX #76ers pic.twitter.com/rcJtxfyh4o6:40 AM

J. Michael Falgoust @ThisIsJMichael
How does an official under the basket call this Lakers ball? In real time this clearly bounced off LBJ’s leg. It’s opening night and their botching layup calls like Ben Simmons 😎 pic.twitter.com/CLja6ltm5H12:30 AM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#NBA column: What should the #Sixers do with the suspended Ben Simmons? How can Daryl Morey, Doc Rivers and company solve this mess? bit.ly/3DTSnlX pic.twitter.com/rIbc6Oy0Kb12:30 AM

Eric Pincus @EricPincus
Latest @BleacherReport Is Ben Simmons Making Sixers Situation Worse for Himself? – I’m not sure there’s a better or worse way for any of this to go down – it’s pretty messy on both sides bleacherreport.com/articles/29495…10:28 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Here’s my report for @SportsCenter from today’s latest twist in the Ben Simmons saga — a story that doesn’t appear to be coming to a conclusion anytime soon. pic.twitter.com/HubkaZPoGG10:13 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#NBA column: Why the #Sixers suspending Ben Simmons, who bears the brunt of the blame here, for Wednesday’s opener doesn’t help anybody: bit.ly/3DTSnlX pic.twitter.com/FQo8UzkSiK9:20 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers and the team maintain that they are focused on the task at hand despite the drama surrounding Ben Simmons #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2021/10/19/six… via @SixersWire #NBA8:27 PM
Tom Ziller @teamziller
[signs onto the internet to catch up on what Ben Simmons might have said during media availability]
Oh. Oh, OK then. – 8:05 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Giannis doesn’t strike me as a guy nursing an existential, post-championship hangover. All we talk about are mooks like Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons when we could be talking Giannis, always. Shame on us. – 7:53 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
How have Daryl Morey and the Sixers handled the Ben Simmons trade request? #NBAPalooza2K21
twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…7:07 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
My big Ben Simmons thought right now is that John Wall may be the best return Philly can get for him at this point. Just my personal opinion – 6:39 PM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
An update on the challenges facing Philadelphia on the trade front with Ben Simmons.
Keep in mind that 35% of NBA players cannot be traded as of today.
That number will start to decrease starting on Dec. 15.
espn.com/nba/insider/st…6:26 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Column: “At this point, I don’t care about that man,” said Joel Embiid. On Ben Simmons and the Sixers, who have reached the point of no return si.com/nba/2021/10/19…6:10 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#NBA column: Ben Simmons’ 1-game suspension will only make it harder for the #Sixers to trade him unless Daryl Morey accepts inferior offers: bit.ly/3DTSnlX #76ers pic.twitter.com/XO738xLbBE6:10 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Y’all know Ben Simmons is going to win this standoff, right? – 5:38 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
As of the 5:30 injury report, the Sixers have ruled out:
Ben Simmons (Suspension)
Grant Riller (Left knee injury recovery)
Shake Milton (Right ankle sprain)
Looks like Tobias Harris and Matisse Thybulle should be good to go for the opener. – 5:38 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Inside three days of 76ers practices with Ben Simmons, culminating in a one-game suspension and Doc Rivers telling the three-time All-Star he should go home — and what’s next: theathletic.com/2900382/2021/1…5:20 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Unresolved and untenable, Ben Simmons situation puts 76ers in bind nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/19/unr…5:02 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#ICYMI Ben Simmons kicked out of Sixers practice, suspended for conduct detrimental after being unwilling to engage inquirer.com/sixers/ben-sim… via @phillyinquirer – 5:00 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#NBA column: Ben Simmons’ suspension, while merited, doesn’t help the #Sixers or Simmons and makes you wonder how this mess will be resolved: bit.ly/3DTSnlX #76ers pic.twitter.com/68j3CGIuyb3:50 PM

Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
We’ll be back on @thehalftimeapp from 4-5 ET, where we’ll once again discuss the latest with Ben Simmons, as well as the rookie extensions from yesterday. Tune in here: apps.apple.com/us/app/halftim…3:38 PM
Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
Senior NBA Insider @Adrian Wojnarowski joins NBA Today with the latest news on Ben Simmons’ suspension for Wednesday’s season opener: pic.twitter.com/XNA9QBxzAs3:13 PM
Spencer Percy @QCHspencer
I know what this says about Ben Simmons. But big old powerful Klutch starting to look like clowns too. – 3:01 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Ben Simmons has been suspended for tomorrow night’s opener for conduct detrimental to the team.
@Rick Mahorn tells @EvCoRadio why the relationship between Ben Simmons & the #76ers may not be salvageable after today. #HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/xNoPMSBUkB3:00 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
The Ben Simmons saga is dumb and bad for all involved. It’s honestly not much deeper than that. – 2:48 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Ben Simmons is still doing it wrong. You have to do enough to have some plausible deniability if you want to get paid. Blow some rotations on defense in the game, but don’t just flat refuse to do stuff that will get you suspended. – 2:46 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
SEASON PREMIERE: DAY 2!
Radio Roulette Hotline is LIVE @TwitterSpaces, presented by @UnderdogFantasy
Ben Simmons news reaction + Western Conference Predictions
Come on in and let the world know your thoughts. twitter.com/i/spaces/1lPKq…2:43 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Joel Embiid on Ben Simmons getting kicked out of 76ers practice: ‘At this point I don’t care about that man’
cbssports.com/nba/news/joel-… pic.twitter.com/zwRGV3Xa412:39 PM

Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
When it comes to Ben Simmons and the Sixers, no one’s opinion matters more pic.twitter.com/h2TlgB4q812:22 PM

Bryan Kalbrosky @BryanKalbrosky
Ben Simmons is running the Jimmy Butler playbook to get himself out of Philadelphia. While my co-worker @bycharlescurtis thinks it was his only move, I don’t think it’s the right call.
We explained each side of the argument, which you can read here: bit.ly/3BWadEA2:13 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Andre Drummond and Seth Curry gave their thoughts on Ben Simmons being tossed from practice today #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2021/10/19/and… via @SixersWire #NBA2:06 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Ben Simmons situation so crazy that nobody cares that Kyrie was playing football lol – 1:55 PM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
“At the end of the day, our job is not to babysit somebody.” – Joel Embiid, who has still not spoken to Ben Simmons. – 1:55 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN Sources: The 76ers have fined Ben Simmons $1.4M for his absence from four preseason games (360K each) and levied numerous team fines for missed practices, on-court workouts and meetings. He hasn’t earned any money since returning to the team on October 11. – 1:52 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
76ers suspend Ben Simmons for regular season Opener sportando.basketball/en/76ers-suspe…1:40 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
About to talk Ben Simmons on @SportsCenter1:38 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
i would have actually considered defending Ben Simmons if Doc yelled “do you plan on trying?” at him at practice today and Ben answered with: pic.twitter.com/QAsd7Ach0O1:35 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Ben Simmons gets kicked out of practice, suspended, ripped by Joel Embiid nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/19/ben…1:30 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @ForbesSports
Philadelphia 76ers Suspend Ben Simmons One Game For ‘Detrimental Conduct’; Joel Embiid Says It’s Not Our Job to ‘Babysit Somebody’
@forbes forbes.com/sites/adamzago…1:30 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Ben Simmons was suspended, and Joel Embiid sent a message that he is not interested in trying to coddle him. A wild day at Sixers practice: phillyvoice.com/ben-simmons-su…1:29 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
I just wonder what Ben Simmons’ endgame is here. I would think his market is dwindling with every news cycle. Not the kind of teammate you’d want around your players or the sideshow/distraction you want coming to your organization. – 1:18 PM
Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
Games Ben Simmons plays with Sixers + Games Kyrie Irving plays with Nets this season = (blank). – 1:15 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Big thanks to Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers for making Suns fans feel slightly better about their situation today – 1:14 PM
Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
The Ben Simmons Saga, in all its glory.
Doc Rivers: “It was no big deal.”
Joel Embiid: “At this point, I don’t really care about that man, honestly. He does whatever he wants.” pic.twitter.com/729xzwdBab1:12 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Doc Rivers: “You gonna participate in this defensive drill?”
Ben Simmons: pic.twitter.com/GpOB4WOubA1:08 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Ahead of getting thrown out of 76ers practice, Ben Simmons declined several times to sub into a drill, sources tell ESPN. – 1:08 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Updated #NBA story: In wake of Ben Simmons being suspended for Wednesday’s #Sixers opener, Joel Embiid says: ‘At this point, I don’t care about that man, honestly. He does whatever he wants’ pic.twitter.com/pUTyowIsLb #76ers pic.twitter.com/qYoSUXjQ8e1:08 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Ben Simmons at Sixers practice today pic.twitter.com/JKfaZuSbCi1:08 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Next step for Ben Simmons would be doing the Jimmy Butler but tough to win with the B squad when he’s deferring to Georges Niang – 1:04 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers on Ben Simmons getting kicked out of practice. pic.twitter.com/X1RQokr3Q112:59 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Sources: Doc Rivers asked Ben Simmons to join a defensive drill today. Simmons refused. Rivers asked again. Simmons said no again.
Rivers then told Simmons he should go home, and Simmons dropped the ball and left. – 12:57 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Ben Simmons isn’t gonna come to OKC just to be the second best Australian point guard on the team. – 12:57 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
ben simmons and the sixers coming together to tank his trade value is the type of next-level teamwork we haven’t seen since the 2014 spurs – 12:56 PM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Not to justify Ben Simmons’ behavior but the 76ers had to see this coming. He told them to their faces, with no ambiguity, no wiggle room, that he was done playing for Philadelphia. He showed up to avoid financial losses, not to win games. Acting up is his only play to get dealt. – 12:53 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Joel Embiid every time someone brings up Ben Simmons pic.twitter.com/DhmevWVe0G12:52 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Joel Embiid said he has not had a discussion with Ben Simmons since he rejoined the team. – 12:49 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Andre Drummond says he just focused on the guys that are here right now. Says the Ben Simmons stuff is out of his control #Sixers12:46 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Joel Embiid, on whether he’s thought about trying to convince Ben Simmons to buy back in to the team: “I’m not here to babysit.” – 12:45 PM
Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
Rich Paul showing Ben Simmons how to get paid while still forcing his way out. pic.twitter.com/qeM27RP68s12:42 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid says he has not talked to Ben Simmons. – 12:42 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers star center Joel Embiid on Ben Simmons being suspended: pic.twitter.com/pUTyowIsLb12:41 PM

Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Ben Simmons at practice this Thursday: pic.twitter.com/qBLNsaJFQe12:39 PM

Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
Ben Simmons watching the Sixers get flooded by the Pelicans on Wednesday night. pic.twitter.com/qBdI9FtB5d12:39 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: ‘Today (Ben Simmons) didn’t want to be here.’ – 12:39 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Doc Rivers says that Ben Simmons will be welcomed back to practice on Thursday if he wants to be back #Sixers12:38 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers on kicking Ben Simmons out of practice: Unclear when Simmons will be back, but would welcome somebody back if he wants to be here. – 12:37 PM
Serena Winters @SerenaWinters
Doc Rivers on Ben Simmons: “He was a distraction today, I didn’t think he wanted to do what everybody else was doing. It was early, it wasn’t a big deal. I just told him, he should leave then, and we went on with practice.” #Sixers12:37 PM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
“He can help us.” – Doc Rivers on why Ben Simmons will still be allowed back after suspension. – 12:37 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Doc Rivers says the #Sixers remain focused with the Ben Simmons drama going on. He thinks the players will always welcome him back in if he wants to play – 12:36 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Doc Rivers says he thought Ben Simmons was a distraction and that’s why he removed him from practice early today. – 12:35 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Doc Rivers says he felt like Ben Simmons was a distraction today: “I didn’t think he wanted to do what everyone else was doing.”
Rivers says he is going to give Simmons every chance to join the team, but he has to protect the team. – 12:35 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Doc Rivers says every day and every moment he’s gonna give Ben Simmons a chance to be a part of the team. But at the end of the day, he has to protect the team #Sixers12:34 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#NBA story: #Sixers suspend Ben Simmons for opener due to ‘conduct detrimental to the team’ and he doesn’t speak to media once again: bit.ly/3DTSnlX #76ers pic.twitter.com/vrxMIEkUnJ12:34 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Doc Rivers says he thought Ben Simmons was a distraction today #Sixers12:34 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
Here was Ben Simmons (not) in the post-practice huddle yesterday. And then exiting.
Per @Keith Pompey, he was booted from practice today for not being engaged. pic.twitter.com/id4ctcoZvn12:31 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Ben Simmons trying to leave Philly like pic.twitter.com/ixUiTFXzad12:28 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Imagine the shit Ben Simmons would be pulling if he was coming off a good playoffs. AK – 12:27 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Expecting to hear from Doc Rivers soon on Ben Simmons’ suspension for “conduct detrimental to the team”
nbcsports.com/philadelphia/s…12:27 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Doc Rivers threw Ben Simmons out of practice, source confirms to @SInow. Simmons was not engaged in what the Sixers were doing. Suspension came quickly after. – 12:27 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Told Ben Simmons was at today’s #Sixers practice ‘at one point.’ – 12:25 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Doc Rivers threw Ben Simmons out of practice like pic.twitter.com/M2AxvmdMy112:24 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
After Mavs practice today, Luka is set to talk to media for the first time since media day.
Unless, of course, he pulls a Ben Simmons. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
What do you want to know? pic.twitter.com/sZFR0JAaH512:24 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Doc Rivers to Ben Simmons today at practice: pic.twitter.com/sjoKT1ua0W12:23 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
LSU Ben Simmons has entered the chat – 12:23 PM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
Clearly, Ben Simmons is out to cause a problem, in-house now. Can’t have him near team again, IMO. – 12:22 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Predict Ben Simmons’ next move:
I’ll go with him executing The Spicoli: Have a pizza delivered to practice and tell Doc that he’s going to have lunch on “our time.” pic.twitter.com/CgSuqqQ2jR12:22 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Things seem a bit rocky in Philly… I wonder if Ben Simmons is unhappy and if he might even consider demanding a trade! – 12:21 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
According to a sources, Ben Simmons was thrown out of practice by Doc Rivers – 12:20 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Unclear if Ben Simmons was at #Sixers practice today. It’s still going on at the moment. – 12:20 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
#Sixers confirm Ben Simmons will not talk today. Doc Rivers will speak on what happened soon – 12:20 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Sixers coach Doc Rivers threw Ben Simmons out of practice today and the suspension came shortly thereafter, sources tell ESPN. – 12:19 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
The #Sixers‘ Ben Simmons not talking today, after all. pic.twitter.com/BvM9wS09G912:18 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Ben Simmons is not talking to the media today per @Kyle Neubeck12:18 PM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
Ben Simmons is NOT talking today. – 12:17 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Ben Simmons was kicked out of today’s practice for no being engaged, according to sources. #Sixers12:17 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Great adjustment by Ben Simmons realizing that instead of sitting home on his own, he can go to be a bigger distraction in person and have the team send him home instead. – 12:17 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Ben Simmons is not talking today, I’m told, and was suspended due to an event that happened at practice today – 12:17 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Ben Simmons suspended, per Sixers pic.twitter.com/vc6bSP8OXn12:16 PM

Paul Pierce @paulpierce34
The Philadelphia 76’ers need to resolve this Ben Simmons situation not good u don’t want to have a toxic culture when u trying to win a chip thoughts? – 12:16 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Sixers have announced a one-game suspension of Ben Simmons that officially rules him out of Wednesday’s season opener at New Orleans. pic.twitter.com/dxI2s2O1Wh12:14 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The #Sixers suspended Ben Simmons one game for conduct detrimental to the team. He will miss Wednesday’s game at the New Orleans Pelicans. – 12:14 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
No tax savings for Philadelphia on the Ben Simmons’ one-game suspension.
Team-issued discipline does not come with tax savings. Only league-issued discipline comes with tax savings. – 12:14 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Sixers suspend Ben Simmons a game for “conduct detrimental to the team.”
This story cannot ever end, please – 12:13 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Sixers Ben Simmons is suspended one game for conduct detrimental to the team. He’ll miss Wednesday’s game at #Pelicans12:13 PM
Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
The 76ers say Ben Simmons has been suspended for one game for “detrimental conduct” to the team.
Simmons will not play the 76ers’ season opener at New Orleans Wednesday night. – 12:12 PM
Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
Sixers suspend Ben Simmons for one game due to conduct detrimental to the team, team says in news release. He won’t play tomorrow vs. New Orleans. – 12:12 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Sixers say Ben Simmons has been suspended for one game due to conduct detrimental to the team. As a result, Simmons will miss the 76ers’ season opener at New Orleans tomorrow night. – 12:12 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers Ben Simmons has been suspended for the opener due to ‘contact detrimental to the team.’ – 12:12 PM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
Sixers have suspended Ben Simmons for one game for conduct detrimental to the team. – 12:12 PM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Ben Simmons has been suspended for one game due to conduct detrimental to the team. Simmons will miss the 76ers’ season opener at New Orleans tomorrow night, team says in a statement. – 12:12 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Ben Simmons has been suspended 1 game #Sixers pic.twitter.com/mWY4CPqdQv12:12 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Sixers announce Ben Simmons has been suspended one game for conduct detrimental to the team. – 12:12 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
The #Sixers have suspended Ben Simmons for one game. He will miss tomorrow’s game – 12:12 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Sixers announce they have suspended Ben Simmons for one game for conduct detrimental to the team. He will serve the suspension tomorrow for the opener against the Pelicans. – 12:11 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Sixers say Ben Simmons has been suspended for one game due to conduct detrimental to the team. As a result, Simmons will miss the 76ers’ season opener at New Orleans tomorrow night. – 12:11 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
76ers statement: Ben Simmons has been suspended for one game due to conduct detrimental to the team. As a result, Simmons will miss the 76ers’ season opener at New Orleans tomorrow night. – 12:11 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
76ers have suspended Ben Simmons for one game due to conduct detrimental to the team. – 12:11 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
The 76ers announce that “Ben Simmons has been suspended for one game due to conduct detrimental to the team. As a result, Simmons will miss the 76ers’ season opener at New Orleans tomorrow night” – 12:11 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Ben Simmons has been suspended for one game due to conduct detrimental to the team. As a result, Simmons will miss the 76ers’ season opener at New Orleans tomorrow night. – 12:11 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
The Sixers have suspended Ben Simmons for one game due to conduct detrimental to the team. – 12:10 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
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Tom Ziller @teamziller
I’m not on Twitter all day so I’m always interested and sometimes mortified to see what NBA fans obsessed about when I log on.
Y’all were literally watching Ben Simmons’ pockets?? – 6:34 AM

More on this storyline

In Simmons’ first meeting with team personnel last week, a meeting that included Rivers, president of basketball operations Daryl Morey and general manager Elton Brand, sources said Simmons reiterated that he was not mentally ready to rejoin the team after the past several months. The past several months, of course, included Rivers and Joel Embiid criticizing him after the Game 7 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Rivers, Morey and Brand asked Simmons to be present, expecting the situation to be back to normal, but it still isn’t. -via The Athletic / October 20, 2021
Ramona Shelburne: Silver says he doesn’t think this is a particularly new issue in the league. If anything there are “fewer” situations than earlier in his career, whether it be holdouts, not wanting to play for a team that drafts them, or requesting trades. -via Twitter @ramonashelburne / October 19, 2021

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