Make no mistake, sources close to Simmons continue to insist that he’ll sit out the entire season if a deal isn’t done by the deadline. To DA’s point, that means the postseason would be unnecessarily brutal on Embiid when it comes to the load he’s asked to carry. There is, not surprisingly, serious skepticism from Simmons’ side as to the authenticity of Embiid’s messaging. “Joel is Daryl, and Daryl is Joel,” as one source put it.
May 20, 2022 | 6:27 pm EDT Update
During the season, at least one prominent member of the organization viewed Miles Bridges as a target for the club. Cody Martin was also viewed as a target during the season.
Tim Bontemps: Sam Hauser is the only player listed on Boston’s injury report. The Celtics will have their full complement of rotation players available for tomorrow’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.
May 20, 2022 | 4:28 pm EDT Update
Sean Cunningham: Kentucky’s Shaedon Sharpe & Duke’s AJ Griffin are among the many draft prospects the Sacramento Kings interviewed in Chicago. Sources say others include: LSU’s Tari Eason, Baylor’s Kendall Brown, Duke’s Wendell Moore, NC State’s Terquavion Smith & Purdue’s Trevion Williams.