Is it precisely how Ben Simmons feels and we can take it at face value? Is it something from Simmons’ camp put out there to help facilitate a trade? Is it something in between? Lending fuel to the fire that Simmons wants a more “Clear runway” is a nugget from The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor today.
“League sources say the primary motivation for Klutch Sports’ aggressive holdout is to steer him to a team built around him on offense. No matter the roster makeup in Philly, he will only ever be no. 2 as long as Embiid is healthy.”
Our Steve Lipman has heard the latest and reminds us that Ben Simmons is not the victim here. Maybe Simmons simply wants out of Philadelphia for a handful of reasons.
But Simmons absence is a very loud one.