Recently, several 76ers players were ready to fly out to California to meet with Ben Simmons in person, but were told by Simmons’ camp not to bother. “
It’s the “friendly advice” that Simmons was likely trying to avoid. Simmons didn’t want that advice; he has his plan to get out of Philly and will stick with it.
Will the start of training camp and the official start of Simmons’ holdout shake up the trade market for him? That market has been very quiet and stagnant for weeks, league sources have told NBC Sports.