Philadelphia 76ers Rumors
Chris Fedor: Ben Simmons, a fellow Aussie, with a pre-tipoff greeting for #Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova, who is with the team on this mini two-game road trip. It’s the first time Delly has traveled since a concussion. Wearing a blue Cavs hoodie on the bench.
Noah Levick: Shake Milton said he continues to deal with some left ankle soreness but “for the most part, I’m able to move on it OK” and that he’s feeling better. He called it an “annoying and tedious” rehab process.
Horford’s addition—at the premium price of a four-year, $109 million deal—was supposed to push Philadelphia into the Finals. Instead, the Sixers were broomed out of the first round of the playoffs. “I just think, just putting it all out there, I just think it just wasn’t a good fit,” Horford said in a telephone interview. “We just weren’t jelling. We weren’t meshing. And obviously, we had a lot of big guys out there in particular out playing and it just wasn’t fitting.”
Philadelphia will roll back some coronavirus restrictions starting Monday, including allowing spectators at sporting events, reopening senior centers for the first time since last March, and allowing food and drinks to be consumed in movie theaters.
Professional sports teams can have spectators. Outdoor venues such as Citizens Bank Park can have up to 2,500 people, while the largest indoor venues can have a maximum of 500 people. Those numbers are consistent with state guidelines.