We have a good ol fashioned STAND OFF! With Sixers training camp set to begin next week the question on every fans mind is Will Ben Simmons report. The divorce seems to be agreed upon but Simmons’ value is at an all-time low. So Daryl Morey & Elton Brand would like Ben Simmons to report, play, and rebuild his value. But Simmons has other plans.
According to ESPN’s NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski Ben Simmons will NOT report and intends to never wear a Sixers uniform again. Simmons hasn’t spoken to the Sixers since late August when he told them he wanted out.
ESPN Sources: Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons will not report for opening of training camp next week and intends to never play another game for the franchise. Simmons hasn’t spoken to team since a late August meeting when he communicated this message to Sixers officials.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 21, 2021
The Sixers will fine Simmons, but he doesn’t really care. He’s perfectly content with waiting. Now there are teams interested. Minnesota has been mentioned, as has Sacremento. But none of those teams have meant Morey/Brand’s steep price. And then there is the Houston Rockets who, according to some guy I’ve never heard of (but he has a blue check on Twitter so he must be important) named Evan Dammarell the Rockets want to get a deal done before camp & John Wall would be heading to Philly
After talking to some folks over the weekend, it seems the Houston Rockets are seriously interested in acquiring 76ers forward Ben Simmons prior to the start of training camp.— Evan Dammarell (@AmNotEvan) September 20, 2021
Things remain fluid but John Wall would be headed to Philadelphia in a possible trade, per sources.
Take this report with a massive grain of salt because I won’t pretend to have ever heard of this guy before today. But that would be gross.
we’ll keep you updated on “Simmons Watch”