MI know that the meritorious victory over Nets (115-104), which really shook the city of Philadelphia this Monday was the surprise presence of Ben Simmons. The player, who since the past Playoffs maintains a pulse with the team to leave, went to the Wells Fargo Center in Philly to take the covid test and be present at the game. He appears to have started the process of rejoining the team after insistently demanding a transfer.
Two weeks ago, when preseason began, Simmons through his agent Rich Paul, He told the Sixers that he would not attend and asked for the transfer again. The divorce between player and team, which began in the last playoffs, continued its course and it seemed a matter of time to see him out. But the Sixers they have not been able to find a destination to a player with four years of contract still and more than 140 million. Now everything has changed.
Simmons’ refusal to attend training camp has cost him ms of a milln dlares in salary and has won a good number of enemies in the city of brotherly love. What happens in the next few days is anyone’s guess, but the change in attitude of the player, who flew to Philly straight from LA, has caught the managers themselves by surprise of the franchise that awaited him at the end of the week.
Not long ago, Simmons’ departure from Philadelphia was almost certain and only the lack of a good offer for an elite player like him has prevented it. Now, the Australian point guard is closer to stayingNobody knows whether to try to get out of the winter market or to redirect his career in the Sixers.