When a problem stagnates, from time to time it is time to check if everything is still the same. This is the case of the Ben Simmons affair, in which nothing has progressed for months beyond a peak of attention given the proximity of the closing of the transfer markets. Around the Australian there are decisions, meetings and talks that leave the situation exactly the same as it was before undertaking them. Thus Ramona Shelburne, a journalist for the ESPN, has had contact with the player’s environment and ensures that Simmons is prepared not to play for the remainder of the season. A novelty that is not such.
It is also not possible to be too cynical, since the information does contain details that we could ignore. According to Shelburne, it’s obvious that the point guard’s first wish is to be traded and start a new sports chapter away from Philadelphia. However, the days do not pass without leaving a dent, not even for a young billionaire like him. Ben misses basketball, and it’s hard to give it up. Beyond the economic, in the mental. For this reason, in the words of the journalist, one of the main exercises that Simmons does in therapy is to get used to the idea of not returning to the courts at least until the end of this course.
As I mentioned, the only tangible thing that exists in this regard is pure hearsay or various conjectures. There are those who have said that the intention of the Sixers was to convince him to return to play in case of not finding a transfer. Every so often new ways of exchange appear to find a way out of this mess. Smoke at the moment. What the facts show us, the only factual reality, is that the relationship between Simmons, Morey and the Sixers hasn’t advanced one iota in months. The general manager may prosper in his negotiations with the outside, but not with the player, who prefers to send Rich Paul as spokesman.
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