Don’t expect a quick decision on Ben Simmons. As has been reported, Philadelphia has been asking for a lot for Simmons. “Forget a Harden haul,” an exec in contact with Philadelphia told SI. “They want what Boston got for KG and Pierce.” The Sixers, though, seem to be in no rush, with Simmons under contract for the next four seasons and the market for Simmons, after last spring’s playoff debacle, relatively cool.
September 24, 2022 | 6:58 pm EDT Update
Khobi Price: The Orlando Magic have waived Joel Ayayi, per league source. Ayayi signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Magic on Sept. 12. Orlando’s signed Aleem Ford and Zavier Simpson, putting the team’s roster at the offseason max of 20 players heading into training camp.
Some members of the Celtics organization first became aware of the relationship in July, sources said. At that time, team leadership was led to believe by both parties that the relationship was consensual. But sources said that the woman recently accused Udoka of making unwanted comments toward her — leading the team to launch a set of internal interviews. Given that report, and everything else said in private, an agent friend of mine delivered a verdict on Ime Udoka’s NBA head coaching prospects: “He’s done.”
September 24, 2022 | 6:55 pm EDT Update
Mark Haynes: Donte DiVincenzo explained why he signed with the Golden State Warriors. “I wanted to get back to that winning culture. The joy of playing simple winning basketball. I think I thrive in that.”