With Simmons reportedly planning to hold out, and the team hoping to convince him to play for them again, the status quo recently has been some sort of stalemate.
“The core leaders on the 76ers – such as Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris and Matisse Thybulle – and most of the team were set to take a jet to see Simmons before being turned away, sources said. Multiple sources said Simmons didn’t want his teammates, some of whom he considers friends, to make the Philadelphia-to-Los Angeles commute out of courtesy because he won’t change his mind on wanting a trade.
The 76ers’ training camp begins this upcoming week, with Media Day on Monday. “
Teammates wanting to visit Simmons’ home in California to clear the air and let him know how much he means to their title hopes is an important step at least from the team side.
According to SKOR North contributor, Darren Wolfson, a former Process legend, Sachin Gupta, who has taken over as team Prez of the Wolves is “All in” on acquiring Simmons.