More news has poured out regarding Simmons and his clear desire to no longer play for the Sixers:
Sixers officials and Klutch CEO Rich Paul have progressed in talks over recent days on a resolution to bring All-Star Ben Simmons back to Philadelphia in the near future, sources tell ESPN. Discussions are ongoing. Co/7a9Ku6aq1R
– Kurt Helin October 11, 2021
It had been said that Simmons wanted to play for a California team in a glamour market, settings that the Clippers, Lakers and, to a degree, the Warriors could provide.
One of the most cliched “Basketball Twitter” takes is to say that Simmons should have his “Own” team “Surrounded by shooters.” I wonder if he could find a team that has him flanked by Seth Curry, Danny Green, the best center in basketball turning himself into a stretch-five to placate him and a guy who shot almost 40 percent from deep last season…
Simmons is not Giannis Antetokounmpo.
I don’t know what Simmons wants in a team nor do I understand what his ultimate career goals are nor what he hopes to accomplish by continuing to look tone-deaf publicly.