Doc Rivers utilized Simmons almost exclusively in the “Dunker spot” that series where he isn’t nearly as effective as when he is deployed anywhere else.
Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:
“Discussions on Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons’ future with the franchise started in Chicago this week and included Simmons’ agent, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul, and Sixers management, sources told ESPN.
Paul met with president of basketball operations Daryl Morey and general manager Elton Brand at the pre-draft combine to begin evaluating the next steps in Simmons’ Sixers career, sources said.
Simmons left the floor at Wells Fargo Center to some chants of “Trade Ben Simmons” from Sixers fans.
It seemed that coach Doc Rivers leaned far too heavily on Tobias Harris and Dwight Howard that series, both players’ usage coming partly at the expense of Simmons.