Doc Rivers on Ben Simmons trade talks: I stay out of it

Doc Rivers on Ben Simmons trade talks: I stay out of it

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Doc Rivers on Ben Simmons trade talks: I stay out of it

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Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Doc Rivers on Joel Embiid’s 50-point night in 27 minutes: “I played with Dominique (Wilkins), and I don’t know if I’ve seen that. Iv’e seen Dominique score more, but it took the whole game. That was easy, quick, efficient and determined.” – 10:34 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers on Joel Embiid: ‘He’s a little bit Olajuwon and a little bit Garnett – that’s a heck of a combination. … I said it before that I knew he was good when I got here but I didn’t know he could do all this.’ – 9:32 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Doc Rivers on Joel Embiid’s historic night:
“He was unbelievable from the start… just dominant in every way. Every shot was the right shot.” – 9:32 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers just absolutely roasted @NBAKrell “what’s going on with your hair, man!?” – 9:29 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Doc Rivers on Joel Embiid’s 50-point night: “Easy, quick, efficient and determined.” – 9:28 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Doc Rivers said he told Sam Cassell in the 4th quarter he wanted to get Joel Embiid in and out to get 50. Didn’t want him in the game for more than a minute at that point #Sixers9:28 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: ‘50 (points) in 27 minutes is the most impressive thing.’ – 9:28 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: Joel Embiid ‘was unbelievable from the start. He’s just dominant in every way.’ – 9:27 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
A cool 50 points in 28 minutes tonight for Joel Embiid in what will be a rout of a win over the Magic. Embiid has been dominant for a month now. With how well he’s playing, the Sixers will have a real chance in the East if they can turn Ben Simmons into some help by the deadline. – 9:07 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: ‘You need playmakers in the playoffs. You just do. They’re going to take you out of your stuff. You need guys that are going to be able to make plays for themselves and for others.’ – 5:46 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
With smoke screen season in full effect, a check in on Ben Simmons rumors…5:36 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: ‘I trust what we’re doing (with Ben Simmons). For the most part, I stay out of it.’ – 5:23 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: ‘When we’re whole with what we have right now, we’re pretty good. …Maybe we’re overachieving.’ – 5:22 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers doesn’t know when Matisse Thybulle (shoulder) will return. Shake Milton (back) is also still not ready. – 5:20 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Sources: Ben Simmons could be traded West as the Kings continue to put on the full-court press… via @phillyinquirer – 3:52 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Kings reportedly not ruling out trading for both Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris…3:31 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Talked about this on the last @RedNationHoops:
I think people should be open to the idea of Houston pursuing Ben Simmons and/or other star players at the deadline.
Rebuilds are about trying to acquire cornerstone players. The draft is simply one avenue to try and achieve that. – 1:15 PM
Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
NBA people go deep on the Ben Simmons conundrum:
“He has the potential to be a great basketball mismatch.” …
“That’s an awful lot of money for someone who’s not a go-to guy.” …
“He’s been enabled his entire life.” …
And much more. PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Klutch official says not a chance Ben Simmons plays for 76ers after trade deadline…6:58 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers swingman Matisse Thybulle (right shoulder sprain), SF Danny Green (right hip pain), G Shake Milton (back contusion), PG Ben Simmons (personal reasons), PF Paul Reed (G-League) and G Jaden Springer (G-League) will miss tomorrow’s game vs. #OrlandoMagic4:59 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
NBA Mailbag: What’s next for Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving? PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
as someone who vehemently remembers the Rockets/Thunder series from the bubble i still cannot believe how far Lu Dort’s three-point jumper has come. from “treat him like Ben Simmons out there” to “that’s a layup for him” in legit 1.5 years. – 8:54 PM
76ers’ Ben Simmons willing to sit out entire season if not traded by Feb. 10 deadline, per report…5:32 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
If keeping Harden in BK this summer is contingent on BK finding a Kyrie Irving resolution (full time player or trade) then a “look take Ben Simmons for Harden if James wants to leave or take him for Kyrie if James stays” isn’t the worst plan for both teams to book mark is it? – 1:57 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
As the Sixers go for their 11th win in 13 games this afternoon at Washington … just making sure you didn’t miss the public backing Daryl Morey received over the weekend on his patient Ben Simmons trade approach from a certain Joel Embiid.
Monday column:…1:08 PM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
ICYMI Last Week
The trade deadline is Feb. 10.
Here’s 4 potential trades for Ben Simmons, Damian Lillard, Myles Turner & Christian Wood
That give the Sixers, Blazers, Magic, Hawks, Knicks, Rockets, Pacers and Hornets new hope.…12:23 PM

More on this storyline

The Athletic: The Kings have no interest in taking back Tobias Harris in a Ben Simmons deal, a source tells @Sam Amick. Sacramento still sees a pathway to Simmons. -via Twitter @TheAthleticNBA / January 19, 2022

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