Simmons Returns to Philadelphia, Set to Re-Join Sixers During Preseason
Things might get a little more awkward in Philadelphia.
After emptying his entire Philadelphia home and putting it up for sale, Ben Simmons looked ready to wait until the Sixers found a suitable trade partner.
According to sources close to the situation, the Sixers and Simmons’ agent, Rich Paul, have progressed in talks towards finding a way to bring Simmons back to the team. So as the pay checks have stalled and with no trade appearing imminent, Simmons has officially arrived to Philadelphia and is expected to re-join the team’s camp.
The Philadelphia 76ers and Ben Simmons’ agent, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul, have been working around the clock over the last few days on a resolution to have the three-time All-Star return to market, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 11, 2021
There is no telling how Simmons’ return will be taken by his teammates and coaches, but there appears to be a high level of surprise among individuals within the organization that Simmons has come back. Not even a week ago, it seemed like a forgone conclusion that Simmons would not play another game for the Sixers franchise.
Looks like Paul has really worked some magic here and with very few trade talks materializing, it looks like Simmons will in fact start the season as the team’s starting point guard.