According to NBA insider Keith Pompey, this is one of the main reasons behind Simmons’ desire to jump ship. Not only does he want to leave, but it sounds like the former NBA Rookie of the Year wants Doc Rivers and the Sixers to pay for their views: “There are teams that are interested in Ben Simmons, they just don’t want to pay the steep price,” Pompey said during an appearance on 97.5 The Fanatic Monday morning, via Justin Grasso of FanNation. “Ben Simmons knows that, so they are saying why should we help the 76ers out when they feel like when Doc Rivers said what he said, nobody apologized, and Doc was never reprimanded.”
May 19, 2022 | 6:51 pm EDT Update
Chris Haynes: Boston Celtics center Al Horford tested negative yesterday and twice today, clearing him to play in Game 2 tonight against Miami Heat, league sources tell @YahooSports, @NBAonTNT.
Indiana star Trayce Jackson-Davis tested positive for COVID-19 and did not attend the NBA Draft Combine this week in Chicago, a source confirmed to IndyStar. The 6-9 forward was not able to participate in any of the athletic testing Wednesday at Wintrust Arena, nor will he join in the scrimmages scheduled for Thursday and Friday.
The home has been on and off the market since July of 2020, when it was first listed for $8.5 million, with the closing price coming much closer to the January of 2022 asking price of $7.9 million. In any case, the sale represents a profit from the $6.5 million Thompson paid in 2019.
May 19, 2022 | 6:16 pm EDT Update
SiriusXM NBA Radio: “Things will work out for Deandre. He’s a valuable player and there’s other teams in the league as well” Longtime NBA Agent Bill Duffy tells @termineradio & @Eddie Johnson what the future holds for his client, Deandre Ayton, as he heads into restricted free agency