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Ben Simmons reporting to Sixers soon?


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Adrian Wojnarowski: Sixers officials and Klutch CEO Rich Paul have progressed in talks over recent days on a resolution to bring All-Star Ben Simmons back to Philadelphia in the near future, sources tell ESPN. Discussions are ongoing.
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The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
The Sixers and Klutch CEO Rich Paul have made progress toward a resolution to bring Ben Simmons back to Philly, per @Adrian Wojnarowski.
The team will continue looking for trade opportunities. pic.twitter.com/Cv8432wFhF11:01 AM

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Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
There are five teams that have “consistently registered interest” in Ben Simmons, according to @Marc Stein.
Those teams are the Minnesota Timberwolves, Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers: basketballnews.com/stories/wolves… – 10:58 AM

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Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Turns out Ben Simmons didn’t want to lose millions over having his feelings hurt. – 10:55 AM

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Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
A Ben Simmons return was/is inevitable. The Sixers simply aren’t going too deal him before seeing what the market looks like in the next few months. And Simmons is losing seven-figures nearly every week. The question is — will his teammates welcome Simmons back? – 10:52 AM

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Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Hard to imagine Ben Simmons returning to the 76ers is best for anyone. I can’t see this going well. – 10:49 AM

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Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Sixers officials and Klutch CEO Rich Paul have progressed in talks over recent days on a resolution to bring All-Star Ben Simmons back to Philadelphia in the near future, sources tell ESPN. Discussions are ongoing. – 10:48 AM

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Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Ben Simmons reportedly “would have no problem going to Sacramento” nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/10/ben… – 10:00 PM

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Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers’ players Seth Curry (rest), Tobias Harris (right knee soreness), Shake Milton (right ankle sprain), Grant Riller (right knee surgery), Ben Simmons (not with team) and Matisse Thybulle (right shoulder soreness) will not play vs. #Nets tomorrow. – 7:31 PM

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Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Along with Milton, Philadelphia will be missing Seth Curry(rest), Tobias Harris(right knee soreness), Grant Riller(right knee surgery), Ben Simmons(NWT), and Matisse Thybulle(right shoulder soreness) tomorrow against the Nets #Sixers5:34 PM

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Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I have this nagging feeling that the Kyrie situation is going to play out like this:
– Nets decide they aren’t letting Kyrie play part time.
– Reality of not playing sets in. Kyrie opens up to a trade.
– Kyrie traded for Ben Simmons.
It’s just a feeling, nothing more. – 3:20 PM

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Sam Amick @sam_amick
ICYMI, a broader look at the NBA’s star player sagas – Ben Simmons, Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard and Bradley Beal – and how they may or may not intersect, with @David Aldridge and @John Hollinger, at @TheAthletic
theathletic.com/2876529/2021/1… – 2:53 PM

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Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Recent reports suggest the Ben Simmons and Philadelphia 76ers standoff isn’t ending any time soon.
@Sam Mitchell tells @EvCoRadio the Sixers need to figure out if they’re capable of winning if the situation remains status quo. pic.twitter.com/PmrhY2pX8i12:45 PM

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Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Doc Rivers on if #Sixers need to acquire a PG to run the team: “I’m fine. Like if we can get one, great. I don’t worry about what we don’t have…”
Sixers’ point guard plan without Ben Simmons: ‘Win with what we have’ inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 6:06 AM

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Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Warriors are tentatively scheduled to make a preseason trip to Japan next season, sources say.
My latest This Week In Basketball column covers international exhibition games, Ben Simmons scuttle, Top 75 list talk, Knicks mystery and lots more HERE: marcstein.substack.com/p/this-time-ne… – 8:57 PM

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Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers’ point guard plan without Ben Simmons: ‘Win with what we have’ inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer #NBA6:57 PM

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David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
PMers: Kyrie Irving isn’t playing; Ben Simmons still isn’t reporting. What’s possible right now for each? And, are Lillard and Beal locked in to their teams for good? Our @Sam Amick, @John Hollinger & I discuss, in @The Athletic: bit.ly/3iMqGDD – 5:00 PM

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Sam Smith @SamSmithHoops
Some Kirk Hinrich, Marko Simonovic and Ben Simmons. So Just Ask Sam.
on.nba.com/3Fvls91 – 4:46 PM

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Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Sixers’ point guard plan without Ben Simmons: ‘Win with what we have’ inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 2:16 PM

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Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
Lowe Post podcast: @Bill Simmons and I bat around the big questions for the coming NBA season: Kyrie/Nets, Ben Simmons, the life and death of rivalries, playoff locks and play-in worries, more:
Apple: apple.co/3uMWsoO
Spotify: spoti.fi/3lhApmV – 1:52 PM

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Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
In trade talks with the Portland Trail Blazers, the Philadelphia 76ers reportedly wanted three first-round picks and three pick swaps in exchange for Ben Simmons. 😳 basketballnews.com/stories/blazer… – 1:20 PM

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Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
No, a Ben Simmons/Kyrie Irving trade is not realistic nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/08/no-… – 1:15 PM

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Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers’ point guard plan without Ben Simmons: ‘Win with what we have’ inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 1:13 PM

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Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The return of international exhibition games, my Ben Simmons holdout tracker, an unexpected wave of Dolph Schayes love and some Knicks mystery … all featured in my latest This Week In Basketball column.
The latest dose of Weekend dime-dropping out now: marcstein.substack.com/p/this-time-ne… – 12:18 PM

More on this storyline

Shams Charania: The Philadelphia 76ers and Ben Simmons’ agent, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul, have been working around the clock over the last few days on a resolution to have the three-time All-Star return to market, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. -via Twitter @ShamsCharania / October 11, 2021

Adrian Wojnarowski: The plan remains for the Sixers to continue canvassing the league for trades, but the possibility of Simmons reporting to the team has increased in recent days, sources tell ESPN. -via Twitter @wojespn / October 11, 2021

David Aldridge: I’ve written this on Simmons to Sac before, and the rationale still holds. Simmons is an elite defensive player. He’s an elite passer. He has four years left on his deal. (He would have no problem going to Sacramento, I’m told, so strong is his desire to get out of Philadelphia.) The Kings were historically bad defensively last season. Simmons wouldn’t be a savior, but with him and Fox and whichever one of Haliburton or Mitchell the Kings kept in this scenario, Sac would suddenly become a problem defensively, wildly switchable and able to get from defense to offense in a heartbeat. They wouldn’t shoot as good without Hield, but they had Hield last year and went 31-41. What are we talking about? Given his offensive limitations, Simmons won’t be a savior wherever he goes, including Sacramento. (Of course, he wouldn’t be on the block if he didn’t have those limitations.) But he’s the kind of talent the Kings would never have a chance of getting in free agency. It would be a chancy deal for a new front office to make, but it would be worth the risk, to me. -via The Athletic / October 10, 2021



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