NBA rumors: Justin Anderson back to 76ers

Keith Pompey: #Sixers are signing Justin Anderson to a partial guaranteed deal. The former Sixer will compete for a roster spot in training camp.

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Adam Zagoria: Former UVA G Justin Anderson has signed a one-year deal with the Nets and will play in the NBA restart, agent Mark Bartelstein tells me First by @Adrian Wojnarowski
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent Justin Anderson is signing with the Nets, agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN.
In terms of other potential roster moves, Several teams heading to Orlando for the NBA's restart have expressed strong interest in signing Long Island Nets' Justin Anderson, per SNY sources. Those playoff contenders highly value Anderson's defense. Anderson was named to the third All-NBA G League team. Several teams have also expressed interest in former Knick/Net veteran Lance Thomas, sources say.
Michael Scotto: Source: The Brooklyn Nets are releasing Justin Anderson.
Chris Miller: #Wizards have waived Justin Anderson, Jemerrio Jones and Phil Booth. Booth will move to the @CapitalCityGoGo. Fred Katz first reported #RepTheDistrict
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Damian Lillard held back from trade demand by loyalty to Portland, past statements?

There are many who believed then and continue to insist now that Damian Lillard was about ready to ask out; a source with knowledge of the situation believes Lillard is held back by both his loyalty to Portland and an unwillingness to go back on things he’s already said about sticking things out. He ultimately decided to give this another go, and Lillard has been provided roster upgrades and had a big voice in the coaching search. He may still ask out down the road, but only time will tell how long this honeymoon lasts.
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It is clear Simmons wants out though and when you consider that alongside his poor form in the playoffs, the Sixers have little leverage to work with and the offers have reflected that. “The Sixers are yet to find a deal they are willing to do,” Wojnarowski said. “They want Ben Simmons in camp, they want to see his trade value improve and then find a deal out in the marketplace but right now they are going to do it with him on the sidelines because his intention now is to not play another game for that organisation.

Many in Philadelphia expecting Ben Simmons to show up?

The Sixers are expecting at least some sort of absence to open the preseason, sources say, though most are convinced he will eventually show up, citing a lack of precedent for extended holdouts in the NBA. There has been some public debate over whether the Sixers would fine him for such a move in the midst of trying to work through all this, though it seems pretty black-and-white on Philly’s end.
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It almost goes without saying that bridge-building would need to be done between Simmons and Doc Rivers. The head coach tried to walk back the despair he showed after Game 7 during exit interviews the very next day, and his defenses of Simmons far outnumber his one high-profile shoulder shrug. Even still, getting the two to connect during the offseason has been close to impossible, sources say. Ultimately, this is in Simmons’ hands. Rivers would tell you himself that he regrets letting his guard down during Simmons’ lowest moment as a professional. Some missteps are just harder to come back from than others.