As rumors proceed to flow into relating to Ben Simmons’ standing with the Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Inquirer’s Keith Pompey stories that six NBA groups are monitoring the state of affairs and have inquired about “Simmons availability.”
A league supply stated the Timberwolves, Pacers, Cavaliers, Pistons, Raptors and Spurs are nonetheless inquiring about Ben Simmons’ availability.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) October 2, 2021
The Minnesota Timberwolves, who’re reportedly unwilling to give up Karl Anthony-Towns or Anthony Edwards in any deal for Simmons, in addition to Indiana Pacers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors and the San Antonio Spurs have all reached out to the Sixers in hopes for a possible deal. There were earlier rumors about a deal with Golden State but Warriors owner Joe Lacob questioned Simmons’ fit on the team.
The subsequent chapter of this ongoing story comes Monday, when the 76ers open up their preseason with a matchup in opposition to the Raptors. The staff already has held $8.25 million of Simmons’ wage on October 1st. If Simmons misses Monday’s sport, he faces a wonderful of roughly $227,000 and can proceed for each sport he isn’t current going ahead.
Simmons averaged 14.3 factors, 7.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists per sport for the Sixers final 12 months. His second place end within the NBA’s Defensive Participant of the Yr voting showcased the 2 method abilities that helped him make his third-straight All-Star look.