It doesn’t seem like the 76ers and Ben Simmons are any closer to finding common ground.
The Latest: Athletic’s Shams Charania says Simmons “clearly seems to be done with the 76ers organization as well as the city of Philadelphia.”
Not only that, but Simmons has reportedly emptied his home in Philadelphia and his house will soon go up for sale, his mindset is that “there will be a change at some point.”
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Charania added that the 76ers continue to wait for Simmons to report back to the team and that the Philadelphia front office, head coach Doc Rivers and agent Rich Paul have “stayed in dialogue” to find a way to get the three-time All-in back. Star. to Philadelphia. However, Simmons is said to be “tough.”
If Simmons informs the 76ers, Charania says it would be with “short-term intentions.”
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The No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Simmons has career averages of 15.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game. In addition to his three All-Star selections, Simmons is a member of the All-NBA Third Team and a two-time member of the Defensive First Team.
Having signed a five-year, $ 170 million extension with the 76ers in 2019, Simmons is under contract through the 2024-25 season.
It was reported shortly after Philadelphia’s Game 7 loss to Atlanta in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs that the 76ers had “opened trade talks” around Simmons with the teams. Charania mentions the Trail Blazers and Pacers as teams with leading shooting guards who could “draw in” the 76ers with a potential package, but neither has gained ground with the 76ers.
Portland reportedly turned down a potential package for Simmons in which Philadelphia asked for three first-round picks and three draft changes.