Ben Simmons kicked out of practice in latest team-related lowlight

As if this debacle with the Philadelphia 76ers and then Simmons couldn’t get any more ridiculous Ben Simmons was thrown out of the 76ers practice on Tuesday. Apparently Coach doc Rivers ask Simmons to participate in in a defensive drill and he refused doc asked him again and he refused and then duck basically told him he needs to go home so if that point Simmons left the practice. Frankly the fact that Simmons is still on the Sixers roster At this juncture is a living embodiment of a worst-case…

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Sources: Ben Simmons could rejoin Sixers this week

Been Simmons could be back in Philadelphia sooner than it was assumed and not as a visiting player. According to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, talks have progressed between the team and Simmons’ agent Rich Paul that could potentially have the disgruntled star back with the team as soon as this week. Simmons time in the City of Brotherly seemed to be on the clock since the David Copperfield he pulled in conference semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks. Following the series, Simmons was subsequently and unceremoniously chucked completely under…

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Joel Embiid agrees to supermax extension with 76ers

From nba news services: All-Star center Joel Embiid is reportedly staying with the Philadelphia 76ers after agreeing to a supermax contract with the team. Per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, Embiid has agreed to a four-year, $196 million deal that will keep him with the 76ers through the 2026-27 season. Per reports, the deal guarantees Embiid a total of $261 million because he was already set to make $65 million in the final two seasons under the terms of his current deal. Sources: 76ers star…

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Timberwolves quite interested in Ben Simmons

From Timothy Rapp of B\R One of the storylines of the NBA offseason this summer will be the future of Ben Simmons in Philadelphia and whether the Sixers will trade him. If they do put him on the market, one team to keep an eye on is the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News in Minneapolis: “I texted with someone that knows Ben Simmons incredibly well that has working knowledge of all things NBA. My text the other day said … ‘how badly do the Wolves…

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Danny Green out 2-3 weeks with right calf strain

The Philadelphia 76ers will be without Danny Green for the remainder of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series with the Atlanta Hawks and should they prevail , likely the Conference Finals as well. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Sixers starting two-guard will be out 2-3 weeks with a strained right calf. Green suffered the injury just four minutes into their Game 3 127-111 win over the Hawks. In this postseason Green is averaging 7.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.1 blocks on .438/.378…

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Daryl Morey and Philadelphia 76ers fined $75,000 for Stephen Curry tweet

Daryl Morey and the Philadelphia 76ers were both fined $75,000 by the NBA for a tweet that was directed at Stephen Curry. Specifically what occurred was that Morey took a screen shot of a post from Stephen Curry’s Instagram in which he congratulated his brother Seth, who is a guard for the 76ers, on a good game. He then posted the screen shot to his twitter ( which is as of the writing of this article, still up) with the tweet “join ‘em”. Though he tried to walk it back…

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Joel Embiid to start Game 1 against Atlanta

According ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, per a source, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will start Game 1 against the Atlanta Hawks. Embiid suffered a small lateral meniscus tear in his right knee when he took a tumble in Game 4 of the team’s opening round series against the the Washington Wizards. He was going to be initially considered a game-time decision. This season has arguably been Embiid’s best, he came into the season in better shape and averaged 28.5 points and 10.6 rebounds on .513/.377/.859 shooting splits and was a contender…

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Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid out of All-Star Game

from the NBA: NEW YORK — Prior to traveling to Atlanta, Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons had contact with an individual who is confirmed today to have tested positive for the coronavirus.  As a result, Embiid (Team Durant) and Simmons (Team LeBron) will not play in tonight’s NBA All-Star Game. Participation for other All-Stars and members of the 76ers coaching staff in Atlanta is not affected because they were not exposed to the individual in Philadelphia.

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Ben Simmons out against the Bulls

According to Cassidy Hubbarth of ESPN, Philadelphia Sixers point forward Ben Simmons will miss the team’s Friday night matchup with the Chicago Bulls due to an illness ( we don’t think COVID-19). This is the second straight game Simmons has missed.

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Sunday’s Thunder and Sixers game postponed due to league’s health and safety protocols

From the NBA: Official release: NEW YORK — The National Basketball Association game scheduled for tonight between the Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena has been postponed in accordance with the league’s Health and Safety Protocols. Because of ongoing contact tracing within the Sixers, the team does not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with the scheduled game against the Thunder.

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