There were already reports that the 76ers organization could not reach Ben Simmons, and now comes Jason Dumas of KRON 4 and Bleacher Report echoing that idea.
– Jason Dumas August 5, 2021
Jason Dumas on Ben Simmons: “He’s open to the California teams is what I’ve been told. Joel Embiid has reached out to him several times since the end of the season. He hasn’t returned Joel Embiid’s calls he doesn’t want to return to the 76ers. Damage has been done.” https://t.
Both the 76ers and Simmons’ agent are looking for a trade, but there isn’t one out there right now. Eventually, a Simmons trade will happen if he wants it to, but he has four fully-guaranteed seasons left on his contract, limiting Simmons’ leverage and allowing Morey to be patient.