The Philadelphia 76ers will convene for coaching camp on Sept. 28 over in Camden, NJ to start preparation for the 2021-22 season and it’s extensively anticipated that they won’t have Ben Simmons with them to start camp.
Whereas it’ll in all probability be true that Simmons will at least miss some coaching camp as he waits for his commerce request to be granted, there’s an expectation that he’ll show up to camp at some point.
The Sixers have been wanting an All-Star in return for Simmons and now it seems that Philadelphia will stay affected person in these talks. The group desires to have him in camp as they’re unwilling to accept pennies on the greenback for one of many recreation’s brightest younger stars.
The 76ers predict/hoping Simmons will probably be again enjoying with the group quickly, in accordance to an NBA supply.
Simmons, 25, informed the Sixers late final month that he wished to be traded and didn’t plan to report to camp, which begins Sept. 28 in Camden. The Simmons camp, together with mega-agent Wealthy Paul, has given no indication something has modified over the previous 3½ weeks.
“It’s bumpy proper now,” the supply mentioned. “Proper now, they’re saying he’s not going to show up at the start. Ultimately he’s going to show up. (The Sixers will) go from there.”
The Simmons state of affairs will probably be attention-grabbing to keep watch over all all through the approaching weeks main up to coaching camp. Whereas that is hanging over the franchise a bit like a darkish cloud, it’s crucial that Philadelphia will get some honest worth in return for the 3-time All-Star. If they’ll at least have him with the group till December, when extra of the league will probably be obtainable to be traded, it will be an enormous assist for his or her commerce trigger.