Ben Simmons, 25, has not yet resumed training with the Philadelphia 76ers. But that could happen soon.
There might still be a six: Ben Simmons.
For weeks it looked like Ben Simmons wouldn’t be returning to Philadelphia, at least in the 76ers jersey. Now, according to information from US experts, a U-turn is looming.
Apparently, Sixers executives have been working “around the clock” with Simmons’ agent Rich Paul on a solution for the past few days. And that does not – as long suspected – provide for a trade by the weak point guard, but a return to Philly. A trade, it is said, is still not off the table.
After last year’s play-off against Atlanta, the criticism of Simmons’ lack of courage in the throwing game had reached new heights. The 25-year-old Australian, who also reacted self-critically, felt abandoned by those responsible for coach Doc Rivers, who had not skimp on criticism.
Most recently, the Sixers had transferred $ 8.25 million of the strike professional’s salary to an escrow account as a fine.