Morey, when talking to Mike Missanelli on 97.5, The Fanatic warned 76ers followers that there is no such thing as a clear finish in sight for the Simmons drama.
“So folks ought to buckle in,” he said. “That is going to go for a very long time, as a result of my solely job is to assist us have one of the best probability to win the title. Ben Simmons is a distinction maker, so if we are able to get him again, he’ll assist us win the title. If we are able to commerce Ben Simmons for a distinction maker, we’ll do it. I believe that’s finest for everybody on this scenario.”
“You guys suppose I’m kidding,” he added. “I’m not. This might be 4 years. The circumstances that I’m mentioning to you don’t change. Except Ben Simmons is traded for a distinction maker, we’re within the prime of (Joel Embiid’s) profession. We have now to get again both Ben Simmons enjoying nicely for us, who helps us win the championship, or we’ve to get again a distinction maker for Ben Simmons — or this might be 4 years from now and we’re nonetheless like, hey, we took one of the best shot at it we might.”
On Tuesday, Simmons was kicked out by head coach Doc Rivers and subsequently suspended for the season opener. He then confirmed as much as the workforce facility on Thursday and reportedly noted “back tightness” to the workforce’s workers.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted Friday morning that Simmons met with the workforce’s medical professionals, in addition to Rivers, and echoed that he’s “not mentally able to play to his expectations.”
Simmons is a three-time All-Star with profession averages of 15.9 factors, 8.1 rebounds and seven.7 assists per recreation.