Sixers split on how to approach Ben Simmons situation?
Kyle Neubeck: On broadcast just now, @KristenLedlow just said feedback from people she talked to within Sixers is split on Simmons approach. One, she said, believes they should welcome him back and he makes them better. “Another tells me, ‘We got to cut the cord and move forward.'”
Source: Twitter @KyleNeubeck
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The Philadelphia 76ers continue fining disgruntled Ben Simmons #NBA
On today’s episode of The Bell Ringer, I welcome @NBAKrell on with me to discuss Tyrese Maxey, Ben Simmons, and the new additions #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2021/11/15/bel… via @SixersWire #NBA – 8:02 PM
“I would absolutely trade for Ben Simmons,” stated Isiah Thomas, the same guy who traded for Stephon Marbury, Steve Francis and Eddy Curry… – 7:25 PM
#Sixers center Joel Embiid (health&safety protocols), G Matisse Thybulle (protocols), F Danny Green (left hamstring tightness) and PG Ben Simmons (mentally not ready to play) will miss tomorrow’s game vs. the #utahjazz. – 7:19 PM
Danny Green (left hamstring tightness) is listed as out for Sixers-Jazz tomorrow night.
Joel Embiid and Matisse Thybulle (health and safety protocols) also remain out, along with Ben Simmons (personal reasons) and Grant Riller (left knee injury recovery). – 6:36 PM
Isiah Thomas delivered a bluntly honest message to Ben Simmons.
“Ben Simmons has to take a page out of [Giannis Antetokounmpo’s] book.”
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Scotto: Over the years, anytime I talked to people either around them or the league, it seemed like they coexisted, but they certainly weren’t close. Pompey: I don’t think it was any different than most top two or three draft picks who were franchise players trying to coexist earlier in their careers. They had distinct personalities. Joel was more of a homebody. Ben is more of a guy, who’s a tall, good-looking dude, who dresses well, all the women love him, and he likes going out and having a good time. That factored into it as well. It’s no different than most teams when two guys want to be the man. -via HoopsHype / November 17, 2021
A sports fan who phoned into a Philadelphia radio station was so focused on complaining about estranged 76ers star Ben Simmons that he shrugged off getting hit by a car while on the air. (Hear the audio below.) “James” was patched through when he was asked, “What’s on your mind?” “Uh, nothing, someone just hit my car,” he replied. The incredulous Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Team on 94WIP wanted confirmation that the caller had been in an accident. “Yeah, and they’re driving off,” James said. “It’s OK.” The hosts encouraged James to get a license plate number while James let them know the other driver “swerved into my lane.” “Anyway, I’m calling about Ben Simmons,” he said, unperturbed. “You just got in a car accident and you’re calling about Ben Simmons?” “Yeah,” James replied, “because he annoys me more than someone hitting my car and driving off.” -via HuffPost / November 17, 2021
The tense situation between All-Star Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers has continued, with the team fining Simmons for not traveling with the team on its current road trip, sources told The Athletic. Simmons has not played this season, citing not being mentally ready to compete after spending the offseason hoping to be traded. -via The Athletic / November 16, 2021