As the team welcomed local reporters in the practice facility for the first time since March of 2020, many were ready to dig deeper into the Ben Simmons saga. Harris, as the team’s second leader, echoed a similar sentiment. “I signed back here with the expectation of a championship team. Last season was disappointing as well, losing in the second round, but I think that he’s a huge part of our team. Our point guard. I was telling this to somebody the other day; Like, if you look around the NBA and just like any team, championship team, or bottom of the pack team, your starting point guard goes out the lineup, that team is kind of in a weird spot. I think that the point guard position is one of the most important positions in the NBA. So, him not going to be here, it is disappointing.”
At this point, Harris, Embiid, and the rest of the Sixers tried to do what they could to salvage the situation. While it’s a disappointing situation to a team with championship hopes, the Sixers can no longer sit back and wait for the 25-year-old guard to show up.