Joel Embiid asks 76ers fans to support Ben Simmons: He's still our brother

Joel Embiid asks 76ers fans to support Ben Simmons: He's still our brother

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Joel Embiid asks 76ers fans to support Ben Simmons: He's still our brother

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Joel Embiid urges 76ers fans to continue to support Ben Simmons: ‘He’s still our brother’
by: @therealmikekb from Philly
cbssports.com/nba/news/joel-…1:37 AM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Tobias Harris had some lengthy thoughts on his belief that Ben Simmons deserves space. pic.twitter.com/UCqQ2FYLMa11:29 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Joel Embiid on Ben Simmons this morning: “It was good. Finally, it was the first time any of us heard him. I thought it was good for the group.”
Hopeful? “That’s a first step, that’s a start… We are better with him. I wouldn’t mind playing with him…” pic.twitter.com/wc82ffK1Jx11:20 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Embiid on late-game offense: “You see it in the playoffs too. That’s where you need elite shot creators… In the future I think we’ll be fine.”
On future rest: “We’ll see. That was a good hit by the big fella… Want to keep playing as long as there’s not any real damage on it.” pic.twitter.com/lnjOIHjx7111:07 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“We knew there was a lot of emotion here, but we wanted to win.”
⁃James Harden on playing the Sixers at Wells Fargo Center amidst the Ben Simmons drama. – 10:54 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers power forward Tobias Harris talks about the team’s meeting with Ben Simmons and why everyone, including the media, should support him: pic.twitter.com/izCxffj30N10:43 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Tobias Harris gave an impassioned defense of Ben Simmons, saying he needs to be given space and treated like a human being, and that his teammates have his back. – 10:40 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers center Joel Embiid on the meeting with Ben Simmons this morning: pic.twitter.com/aLCo1Vi9FL10:39 PM

Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
No Ben Simmons provides cover for Ls but the real issue for Philly is the same one that’s existed for some time. The 76ers don’t have a closer. Haven’t had one since Jimmy Butler skipped town. Ben doesn’t solve that problem. Daryl Morey must crave one in return in any Ben deal. – 10:39 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Tobias Harris on Ben Simmons: “We have to respect that he’s a human first.”
Harris says Simmons needs support and the Sixers have to be there for him as a team. He asks everyone, including media, to respect Simmons. – 10:38 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers forward Tobias Harris on Ben Simmons: ‘At this time he needs more support than neglect.’ – 10:37 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Tobias Harris says that Ben Simmons needs support more than neglect at this time #Sixers10:37 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers Tobias Harris: ‘I think it was well-needed for us and for him as well’ to hear from Ben Simmons this morning. ‘It’s a good start. We have to respect his privacy and his space and be there for him.’ – 10:36 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid said it was good to hear from Ben Simmons this morning, and that he both still hopes things can go in the right direction and that both he and his teammates would still welcome Simmons back to the team. – 10:33 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers Joel Embiid: ‘It was good to finally hear from (Ben Simmons this morning). Hopefully this was the first step. … I wouldn’t mind playing with him.’ – 10:31 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers Joel Embiid: ‘That was probably the kind of game I should have sat.’ Said knee is sore but not planning to miss games. – 10:29 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid says this is is an example of game he probably should not have played in but insists “I’m going to keep playing” and wants to be here for the rest of his teammates – 10:29 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Embiid says tonight was probably one of those nights where he “shouldn’t have played”. Says he doesn’t plan on sitting future games though, wants to keep playing #Sixers10:29 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Joel Embiid says tonight “was one of those nights where I probably shouldn’t even have played.”
He says he wants to keep playing but his right knee has been sore. – 10:29 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid said his knee is “alright”, but he added that it does feel a little “extremely sore” #Sixers10:28 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers Joel Embiid on the offensive struggles during the last 5 minutes: pic.twitter.com/BwmqTvJ9GM10:27 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Joel Embiid says his knee is alright but “extremely sore” but he hopes that it gets better soon #Sixers10:27 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Doc Rivers says he had to sit Joel Embiid longer than he wanted to in the fourth — would’ve subbed him in earlier if he was able. – 10:18 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Doc Rivers says that he had to sit Joel Embiid longer than he wanted to tonight. Believes that stretch without him hurt them #Sixers10:17 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The game ends with Joel Embiid shooting an airball and limping off on that right knee. Ugly, ugly end to the game for the Sixers, who lose 114-109, and blow a golden opportunity to start the season 2-0. Nets, meanwhile, get a triple-double from Kevin Durant to avoid going 0-2. – 10:08 PM
Brad Botkin @bradbotkincbs
I love how Doc Rivers not doing smart things as a coach, which is nothing new, somehow equates to Ben Simmons being right for some people. – 10:07 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Ben Simmons Doc Rivers
🤝
Not challenging good defense – 10:04 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
The 76ers completely choking offensively down the stretch without Ben Simmons feels about right. – 9:58 PM
Zach Kram @zachkram
Goodness, the 76ers really must miss Ben Simmons more than expected pic.twitter.com/qqBXnJK1Xo9:54 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
The Sixers have pushed the lead 10 without Joel Embiid in the game. – 9:42 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
LaMarcus Aldridge headed to the scorers table right with Joel Embiid. – 9:40 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Embiid asks 76ers fans to “support our teammate, Ben, because he’s still our brother” nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/22/emb…9:32 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
The Seth Curry vs Kevin Durant showdown has been fun to watch, as expected. Curry is up to 22 on 12 shots and Durant has a 25/11/10 triple double through 3 quarters. Embiid (19/8/4 with great defense) and Harris (21 on 9-16) big as well. Sixers up 91-85 with 12 mins left. – 9:28 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
After Q3, @Philadelphia 76ers lead 91-85.
Curry: 22 PTS / 4 REB / 2 BLK
Harris: 21 PTS / 5 REB / 3 AST
Embiid: 19 PTS / 8 REB / 4 AST / 3 BLK
Team: 54.4% FG / 50.0% 3fg – 9:26 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Think Embiid’s defense has been strong all night, got it going offensively that quarter. Key Drummond minutes coming up. – 9:20 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid’s rim protection has been absolutely insane most of tonight – 9:12 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Sixers are operating pretty well offensively. One potential concern moving forward: Outside of Joel Embiid, zero free-throw attempts for the rest of the roster through 2.5 quarters. – 9:09 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Predictably, Joel Embiid is on the court for the start of the second half, though he came back out with a large wrap on that right knee that he took off before the third quarter began. – 9:00 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid has a wrap around his knee to begin the half #Sixers pic.twitter.com/gTcq4Xvnpm8:59 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant saunters up court and hits a pull-up 3 to make it a 62-55 game entering halftime. The Sixers have been the better team, and the Nets have bent, but they haven’t broken.
Durant has 17 points and 7 assists but no other Net is in double figures. Embiid has left early – 8:46 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Halftime: Sixers lead the Nets 62-55. Kevin Durant has 17 points and has looked awesome. Nets have missed a lot of open 3s and don’t have answers for Tobias Harris or Seth Curry among others. Philly killing them in transition. We’ll see if Joel Embiid returns for the second half. – 8:46 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Embiid just came off the floor and headed straight to the locker room. He was questionable coming into tonight after knocking knees in the opener. – 8:44 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Joel Embiid is heading back to locker room after grabbing his knee. – 8:44 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Embiid checked out after that block of Harris. Appears to be limping. #Nets #76ers8:44 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Joe Harris has had a couple of collisions at the rim with Joel Embiid, and he hasn’t come out the winner in any of them so far. – 8:44 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Joel Embiid just checked out of the game and went straight to the locker room. Looked to be limping. – 8:44 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid is walking a bit gingerly as he goes to the bench. Grabbed at his right knee a bit, and now is walking right back to the locker room – though there are only 54 seconds left in the first half. – 8:43 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid headed into the locker room early. – 8:43 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Triple-double watch for Joel Embiid in the 2nd quarter. He has 9, 7, and 4. #Sixers8:43 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Embiid just called for Drummond to sub for him. Right knee is clearly bothering him. – 8:43 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Technical foul called on Joel Embiid. I didn’t see it. – 8:36 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Technical foul on Embiid after review, no “hostile act” – 8:36 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Joel Embiid has received a technical foul after elbowing Blake Griffin after the whistle. – 8:34 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid called for a technical foul there after hitting Blake Griffin a little after the foul call #Sixers8:34 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
End 1Q: Sixers 34, Nets 28. Philly twice built double-digit leads thanks to hot shooting from deep. They’re 6 of 9, and one miss was that heave by Drummond at the end of the period. Harris has 12, Curry with 10 and Embiid with 6 points, 4 assists and 2 steals. – 8:11 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
After Q1, @Philadelphia 76ers lead, 34-28.
Harris: 12 PTS / 2 REB
Curry: 10 PTS / 4-5 FG
Green: 6 PTS / 2-2 3fg
Embiid: 6 PTS / 4 AST / 2 STL – 8:11 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
#sixers up 34-28 at the end of 1. Tobias Harris has 12 on 5-8. Seth Curry with 10 on 5 shots. Embiid with 6 points and 4 assists. Sixers are shooting 6-9 from 3-point range so far with only 1 turnover. – 8:11 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Embiid was not happy with Maxey there. Passing up open 3s for pull-ups is no good. – 8:00 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The #Sixers new intro video courtesy of @Gina Mizell has Ben Simmons in it a couple of times. pic.twitter.com/FwvVZdLF2O7:58 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
For the second time in as many games, Joel Embiid has 4 first-quarter assists.
Something cool to watch for, and something cool to see. – 7:57 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Updated Sixers intro video. Ben Simmons is in it a couple times, drawing some books.
Joel Embiid also alluded to Simmons in his pregame address to the crowd, and asked them to support Simmons. pic.twitter.com/MuPgZScHTl7:55 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid just ran the break there beautifully and hit Tobias Harris for a dunk. Seth Curry now has a fastbreak layup and Philly leads it 15-6 now. Timeout Steve Nash. #Sixers7:50 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Joel Embiid speaks to Sixers fans pregame, says Ben Simmons is “still our brother”: pic.twitter.com/XJ5L8nfVbz7:47 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Wasn’t positive with all the other noise going on in here but I believe Joel Embiid finished off the season opening intro by thanking the crowd in part for continuing to support the team and Ben Simmons “because he’s still our brother.” – 7:46 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid addresses the fans pregame and he ends it off with “support our teammate, Ben because he’s still our brother” #Sixers pic.twitter.com/ue4WkTGKoG7:46 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Joel Embiid, in a pregame speech before Nets-Sixers, tells 76ers fans to continue supporting the team “and Ben Simmons, because he’s still our brother.” – 7:46 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Joel Embiid addresses the crowd before tonight’s game and asks #Sixers fans to support Ben Simmons – 7:46 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers center Joel Embiid addressing fans at center court: ‘What’s up, guys? It’s good to have you back … A lot has happened the last few months.’ Asks them to support ‘our teammate Ben – he’s still our brother.’ – 7:45 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid calls for the crowd to continue supporting Simmons during pre-game address to the crowd. “He’s still our brother” – 7:45 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
On ESPN just now Joel Embiid said when he looked around the arena during Wednesday’s opener at Smoothie King Center “it would be hard to play at a place like that”, because he feeds off the energy in Philly. – 7:42 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Don’t be surprised if Joel Embiid, who is starting, addresses #Sixers fans before tonight’s home opener. – 7:34 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Ben Simmons is no victim but Daryl Morey is no hero. Actions and reactions. Petty games and this Tom and Jerry act. But a resolution is no closer, and that’s largely on Morey sports.yahoo.com/the-ben-simmon…7:32 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Reporting on NBA Countdown on Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving. pic.twitter.com/tBwxrljKZp7:31 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Greetings from Wells Fargo Center. Nets-Sixers tip in 20. Brooklyn owner Joe Tsai is in the house. Joel Embiid is a go for Philly and we’ll see how the Nets’ big lineup to start handles the Sixers’ center. Updates to follow. – 7:14 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Starters for Sixers-Nets. Joel Embiid is a go: pic.twitter.com/GsH1KgovBO7:09 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
It has been confirmed that Joel Embiid will play and start for the Sixers according to Woj. – 7:08 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Joel Embiid is in tonight #Sixers7:08 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid will play tonight #Sixers7:07 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Joel Embiid (knee) will play vs. Nets tonight, source tells ESPN. – 7:07 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Things To L👀k Out For In The Nets vs Sixers Game:
▪️The Nets gave up 13 offensive rebounds last game. They will have to clean that up against the Sixers to win.
▪️Ben Simmons, Shake Milton and Grant Riller are out for Philadelphia.
▪️Kyrie Irving is out for Brooklyn. – 7:01 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Joel Embiid just started his pregame workout: pic.twitter.com/rggPRLYM8G6:51 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid just took the court for warmups. He’s got no visible wrap on his right knee, which he is listed as questionable for tonight’s game with knee soreness. pic.twitter.com/ZLNGy3DCk96:51 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers called this morning’s meeting with Ben Simmons a “positive” for everybody #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2021/10/22/doc… via @SixersWire #NBA6:31 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Doc Rivers on Ben Simmons: “It was a productive day, but it was a start.”
Later said on the near-term timeline: “I don’t know yet, I really don’t. We’re going to make sure Ben is with the right people and see where it goes.” pic.twitter.com/L0S5iZqrHd6:14 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Doc Rivers on Joel Embiid’s status tonight after getting knee to knee contact in the first quarter the other night: “Don’t know yet. He didn’t do a lot this morning but towards the end, I thought he started doing more. Honestly, I’ll put it at 50/50.” – 6:04 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: ‘We don’t have a day set’ to discuss things again with Ben Simmons. – 5:50 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers says Ben Simmons addressing the team at shootaround ‘was productive and a start.’ pic.twitter.com/UxpBpLEY1P5:49 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Doc Rivers says that he feels good after this morning’s meeting with Ben Simmons. Says it’s a good start #Sixers5:48 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Doc Rivers says Joel Embiid is “50-50” to play tonight. Said he did a little bit more by the end of shootaround, but he got hit at the beginning of Wednesday’s game and they are being careful with it. – 5:48 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: ‘I don’t know’ if Joel Embiid will play tonight. Puts it at 50-50. – 5:47 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers says Joel Embiid didn’t do much at shootaround this morning and he will go through a pregame workout to determine his status for tonight. Rivers says he’s “50/50”. #Sixers5:47 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Doc Rivers: Joel Embiid (right knee soreness) is 50-50 to play tonight. He’ll go through a workout pregame. – 5:47 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Doc Rivers isn’t sure if Joel Embiid is good to go yet or not. Says Embiid is 50/50 to play tonight #Sixers5:47 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
76ers president Daryl Morey on Ben Simmons standoff: ‘This could be four years’ nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/22/76e…5:20 PM
Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
Joel Embiid probably plays tonight but I’d be cautious if I were the 76ers. That’s one of the reasons I liked the Nets to rebound. My thoughts on the @WagerTalk NBA show, which wrapped up a productive week: pic.twitter.com/c7Ckacuwne5:04 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons are two peas in separate pods.
“I think we have to live in the here and now and not expect for things to change. We have to be the best team we can be with the pieces that we have available right now.” #Nets
nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…4:59 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Will be interesting to see if Maxey starts defending Harden tonight, should #Nets go big as in opener (Harden, Joe Harris, Durant, Claxton, Griffin). Figure Curry on J Harris in that scenario. #Sixers star Joel Embiid will be a huge problem for Brooklyn at other end. – 4:45 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
💭 The ongoing Ben Simmons saga
💭 The return of Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors
💭 Draymond Green’s role on the Warriors with @Logan Murdock
#TheAnswer with @ChrisRyan77 and @Seerat Sohi: open.spotify.com/episode/705bHy…2:47 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Daryl Morey says 76ers are prepared four years to trade Ben Simmons sportando.basketball/en/daryl-morey…2:43 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Updated #NBA story: Ben Simmons is out due to personal reasons for tonight’s #Sixers home opener vs. the #Nets: https://t.co/tZHfMaCdr4 pic.twitter.com/eeMIS7luu12:33 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Joel Embiid asked 76ers co-star Ben Simmons the question: Why do you want a trade? sportando.basketball/en/joel-embiid…2:26 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Sources say Joel Embiid today asked 76ers co-star Ben Simmons the question: Why do you want a trade? Simmons responded that he isn’t feeling mentally himself and needs time to get right. Details: pic.twitter.com/oevLl2hXB22:18 PM

Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
🧵 Mental health is a serious issue and deserves to be treated as such
So for Ben Simmons to try to force a trade this offseason, then skip the first few weeks of training camp/preseason, then show up in Philly but refuse to fully participate in 76ers team activities, then… – 1:21 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
76ers: Ben Simmons says he’s not mentally ready to play sportando.basketball/en/76ers-ben-s…12:43 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
“The locker room is a sacred place … I think we left the meeting understanding what he had to say, and we came out and got ready for Brooklyn.”
More on the latest development in the ever-evolving Ben Simmons situation here:
inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-…12:42 PM
Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
We are heading for a necessary and uncomfortable conversation about the juxtaposition between the NBA’s embrace of mental health and the Sixers’ monetary penalties against Ben Simmons. – 12:35 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
After meeting with Ben Simmons today, the team feels as if they understand what he is saying and they support him #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2021/10/22/six… via @SixersWire #NBA12:28 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
This Ben Simmons thing is a fascinating collision of 3 things that didn’t exist 15 years ago and are beginning to define the NBA
– The influence of Klutch (Simmons agency)
– Analytics (Morey’s analytically-driven GM approach)
– Shams/Woj (the nature of back-scratch reporting) – 12:25 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers PF Georges Niang when asked about the team meeting with Ben Simmons: pic.twitter.com/QCNHJGXFsx12:12 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN story on Sixers All-Star Ben Simmons’ plans to meet with medical professionals for an assessment: bit.ly/3Gb7yt212:12 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
New @AthleticNBAShow Daily Ding w/ @Rich Hoffman
🔥 Steph’s perfect first quarter
🤝 Ben Simmons saga continues
🦸‍♂️ Herro crushes Bucks
📲 https://t.co/OoPRFVaeio
🌳 https://t.co/bJvPO0iIXx pic.twitter.com/vMpICh01L212:04 PM

Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @ForbesSports
Ben Simmons Informs The Philadelphia 76ers He’s Not Mentally Prepared To Play: Reports via @forbes forbes.com/sites/adamzago…11:56 AM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Ben Simmons worked with the Sixers medical team this morning while his teammates participated in shootaround. – 11:54 AM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Georges Niang: Ben Simmons addressed the team today. Team left the meeting understanding what he had to say. Locker room is “a sacred place,” won’t get into specifics. – 11:52 AM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Georges Niang won’t go into any specifics of the meeting with Ben Simmons, as he shouldn’t, but he said the team felt good after the meeting ended #Sixers11:51 AM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid has his knee wrapped up as he goes through a post shootaround workout #Sixers pic.twitter.com/wGU7sP9gjB11:43 AM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Joel Embiid is shooting free throws with a wrap on his right knee. Embiid is questionable for tonight’s game against the Nets with right knee soreness. – 11:42 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Ben Simmons tells 76ers he still isn’t mentally ready to play nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/22/rep…11:35 AM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Report: Ben Simmons tells #Sixers teammates at morning shootaround that he’s “not mentally ready to play to his expectations now” https://t.co/tZHfMaCdr4 #76ers #NBA pic.twitter.com/AwCwW6WUdo11:18 AM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Multiple sources confirmed that Ben Simmons addressed Doc Rivers, Joel Embiid and the entire 76ers team this morning, saying he’s not mentally ready to play and needs time. – 11:11 AM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
For ⁦@YahooSports⁩: Daryl Morey won’t pull a move for Ben Simmons on anything less than a layup. Sound familiar? This mess won’t end unless he does something he rarely does sports.yahoo.com/the-ben-simmon…11:10 AM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
*breathes in*
YALL KNEW BEN SIMMONS COULDN’T SHOOT, AND HAD NO INTENTION TO, WHEN YOU PAID HIM 5/$170 TWO YEARS AGO. pic.twitter.com/Kohbv06XyS11:06 AM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Ben Simmons met with Sixers’ medical professionals and coach Doc Rivers today and informed them that he’s not mentally ready to play to his expectations now, sources tell ESPN. He also talked to his teammates today. – 10:59 AM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Sources: Ben Simmons spoke to Doc Rivers, Joel Embiid and entire 76ers team today and accepted everyone needs to take responsibility, including himself — but Simmons informed them all that he’s not mentally ready to play yet and needs time. – 10:54 AM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Friday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast, with guest @Seerat Sohi! We discussed the Lakers’ roster fit, their defensive issues vs. offensive upside, Westbrook, Ben Simmons and “Succession.” #FirstListen @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/why…10:37 AM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Money aside – Ben Simmons for Zach LaVine? I say big hell no. – 10:01 AM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Some non-Ben Simmons Sixers news. pic.twitter.com/orqrSKTakO9:05 AM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#ICYMI Daryl Morey and the #Sixers believe the Ben Simmons saga ‘could take four years’ to resolve inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 8:01 AM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
Most important question of all: Will the value of Ben Simmons increase over time? – 6:43 AM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#NBA story: The embattled Ben Simmons is listed as doubtful for the #Sixers’ home opener tonight vs. the #Nets, while Joel Embiid (knee) is questionable: https://t.co/tZHfMaCdr4 pic.twitter.com/MQX0vksw8C6:40 AM

Nate Jones @JonesOnTheNBA
In the Warriors current situation (needing to maximize Steph while he’s still unstoppable), I see trading for Ben Simmons kinda like trading for PG was for the Clippers. Clippers “overpaid” because the situation called for it. Think Warriors in similar situation. – 2:17 AM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
ICYMI: Hear @TermineRadio on NBA Today
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Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#NBA column: How the #Sixers and #Nets are dealing with the Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving dilemmas as they prepare to meet Friday night in the #76ers’ home opener. Irving is out indefinitely and Simmons appears unlikely to play vs. Brooklyn: bit.ly/3AWppjL pic.twitter.com/Xb6mBtTHkr10:00 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#NBA story: In addition to Ben Simmons being doubtful for the #Sixers‘ home opener, franchise big man Joel Embiid is questionable with a sore knee: bit.ly/2Z9vZ9L pic.twitter.com/aFGqJTNwN09:30 PM

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Tim Bontemps: Doc Rivers says today was a “productive day” as far as the meeting with Ben Simmons this morning. Says he wants him around the team, but doesn’t have a timeline for when he will be on the court with the team again. “Today was a good day,” Rivers said. -via Twitter @TimBontemps / October 22, 2021

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