Daryl Morey: Ben came in at the end of last week and said he had back stiffness. And he has he’s dealing with some personal reasons off the court. Both we take very seriously. We’re working with them to provide every resource to help them with what is needed. And, you know, he spoke to his teammates, you know, things seem to be moving very much in a positive direction. We’re gonna provide all the resources and get Ben what he needs and get them out there as soon as we can.
What’s the buzz on Twitter?
For Sixers-Knicks tomorrow:
Andre Drummond and Joel Embiid are questionable for tomorrow vs. #Knicks
The Sixers have stopped fining Ben Simmons for missed games and practices given that he is now out for personal reasons, one source close to the situation says, confirming a report this afternoon from @Ramona Shelburne on the NBA Today.
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Story: Which players could be traded on each team? NBA executives weigh in on the trade value of several players, including Ben Simmons, Tyler Herro, Buddy Hield, Cam Reddish, Terrence Ross, Josh Hart, Thaddeus Young, Eric Gordon, and more on @Jorge Sierra. hoopshype.com/lists/nba-trad… – 12:25 PM
Ben Simmons trade rumors: 76ers likely to wait until Dec. 15 before heightening pursuit of deal
Tomorrow against the #Thunder the 76ers will be without Shake Milton, Ben Simmons, and Grant Riller. Joel Embiid is questionable, Andre Drummond is doubtful. The Thunder are expected to be fully healthy but have no submitted an injury report yet. – 6:08 PM
Per the 5:30 injury report:
Andre Drummond remains doubtful with a right ankle sprain
Joel Embiid questionable with right knee soreness
Shake Milton out with a right ankle sprain
Grant Riller out due to left knee injury recovery
ItCYMI, Friday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast with @Seerat Sohi from @ringer. Among the topics, how the Lakers can best use their size, Westbrook, the Ben Simmons mess, and whether Kendall, Shiv, Roman or Connor is the true Roy family black sheep.
The Sixers say Ben Simmons and Shake Milton remain out, Andre Drummond (ankle sprain) is doubtful and Joel Embiid (knee soreness) is questionable for tomorrow’s game in Oklahoma City, – 4:01 PM
#Sixers reserve center Andre Drummond is doubtful for tomorrow’s game at the #OKCThunder with a right ankle sprain. Starting center Joel Embiid is questionable with right knee soreness. Shake Milton (ankle), Grant Riller (knee) and Ben Simmons (personal reasons) are out. – 3:10 PM
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76ers insider @Derek Bodner takes us through what’s happening with the Ben Simmons situation and handicaps where it goes from here.
New ESPN story: Three days after Joel Embiid said he wasn’t here to “babysit,” he called Ben Simmons a brother and Tobias Harris said he has the team’s support. The scene on the ground from yet another unpredictable day in Philadelphia: espn.com/nba/story/_/id… – 12:20 PM
NBPA executive director Michele Roberts to @YahooSports on Ben Simmons/Daryl Morey: “Threatening the prospect of ‘another four years’ serves no one’s interests…We are all too good to continue to play this perpetual game of chicken.” sports.yahoo.com/nba-sixers-nbp… – 11:41 AM
More on this storyline
When asked if Simmons intends to remain with the team moving forward, a league source said it’s up to the Sixers. Rivers said he wants him around. “He is part of the team,” the coach said. “I don’t know how many times I can say that. We have certain rules. Obviously, the other day that didn’t happen. But today was a good day. “And I think … most people, we look at problems instead of the possibilities. I think if we focus on the possibilities in life in general, you have a pretty good chance of going to a good place.” -via The Philadelphia Inquirer / October 23, 2021
Sources said Simmons told Sixers brass he was mentally exhausted when asked why he no longer wanted to return to the team. “So Kevin Love, everybody else can tell you about their mental exhaustion, and you pay attention to it,” the source said. “But in this case, you don’t pay attention to it, because he got four years left on his deal.” -via The Philadelphia Inquirer / October 23, 2021
However, a team source refuted that. The source said the first time Simmons communicated his mental exhaustion was this week. On Friday, the Sixers communicated to Simmons and his representation that he’ll have access to whatever resources he may need while managing this situation. -via The Philadelphia Inquirer / October 23, 2021
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