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  • 9 observations from NBA's opening week

    CBS Sports "The 2021-22 NBA season began last Tuesday, but most of the headlines around the league have very little to do with basketball. Whether it's protests at Barclays Center about Kyrie Irving's vaccine status, the ongoing saga with Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia..." October 25

  • Shawn Marion On Ben Simmons: "He Almost Can Fit On Any Team."

    Fadeaway World "Ben Simmons has been linked with an exit from the Philadelphia 76ers for quite some time now, and there's no question that he's made it clear that he wants out. While he has returned to the team, he has not yet played a game for the franchise. Although he has faced a lot of..." October 25

  • Ben Simmons No Longer Being Fined by 76ers due to CBA Provision Related to Mental Health Issues

    Larry Brown Sports "Ben Simmons informed the Philadelphia 76ers last week that he is not mentally ready to play in games, and as a result he is no longer being fined by the team. The Sixers had been fining Simmons during his holdout from training camp and the preseason. However, ESPN’s Ramona..." October 25

  • 4 NBA Stars Still In Major Need Of Change Of Scenery

    NBA Analysis "Each year in the NBA, there are players who are moved because they need a change of scenery. This year will be no different. The offseason saw plenty of movement with big-name players. Kyle Lowry was moved in a sign-and-trade deal to the Miami Heat while DeMar DeRozan is now in..." October 25

  • Charles Barkley Takes Another Shot At Ben Simmons

    Fadeaway World "The Ben Simmons saga is still a relevant topic in the NBA. A couple of months after he decided to cut ties with the Philadelphia 76ers, the Australian made a surprising return to the team two weeks ago.  Last week was very eventful for the team and the player. He was spotted..." October 25

  • The biggest early-season surprise for Sixers in 2021-22

    Clutch Points "The Philadelphia 76ers now have three games under their belt, and there is much to take away from what we’ve seen. One of the main talking points thus far has been the pleasant surprise Doc Rivers stumbled into with his second unit: Furkan Korkmaz. Between Ben..." October 25

  • 10 Realistic Predictions for 2022 NBA Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The 2021-2022 NBA season is still in its infancy, but that doesn't mean we're not already getting some vibes about how the trade deadline is going to shake out. From players in uncomfortable situations to teams who are already starting to look like buyers (or sellers),..." October 25

  • Best & Worst Midseason Trade Destinations For Marvin Bagley III

    NBA Analysis "The Sacramento Kings are going to be open for business this NBA season when it comes to the trade market. Whether or not the team is in playoff contention or not, they will be making deals during the season. One of the players they will be looking to move on from at some point is..." October 25

  • Interesting trade rumor name: Atlanta Hawks’ Cam Reddish

    Pro Basketball Talk "At this point early in the season, there is not a lot of NBA trade buzz — not even for Ben Simmons — as teams are settling into the season and figuring out exactly what they really have and what they need. Trade talk traditionally starts to ramp up closer to..." October 24

  • Predicting 10 'Showcase' NBA Trade Candidates This Season

    Bleacher Report "While the NBA trade market rarely closes, it typically builds up over the course of the campaign before potentially erupting in a flurry of activity at the deadline. The extra time spawns movement for several different seasons. Players who inked free-agent pacts aren't..." October 24

  • Ben Simmons gets out of Philadelphia in this Rockets-Sixers Trade

    NBA Analysis "The Philadelphia 76ers have yet to make a decision on where they were going to send NBA All-Star Ben Simmons. The decision seems to be where and not if at this point. Simmons cut off communication with the team and only arrived in Philadelphia to take his Covid test which was required..." October 24

  • Sixers Sending Jaden Springer To G League

    Heavy "Ahead of their Sunday night bout with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Philadelphia 76ers made some moves on the back end of their roster. Consequently, the team’s pick in the first round of the 2021 NBA draft will be getting a change of scenery. Rookies Jaden..." October 24

  • Joel Embiid, Sixers in hot water if Ben Simmons saga doesn’t end soon

    Clutch Points "Even with no NBA basketball for a couple of months, the Philadelphia 76ers continued to flood the news in the sporting world because of all the Ben Simmons shenanigans. There have been negative progress with the relationship between Simmons, his teammates, and the 76ers franchise. Currently,..." October 24

  • NBA's 24 Under 24 Rankings: Who Follows Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum in Next-Gen Rankings?

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has arguably never been loaded with as much promising young talent as it is right now. Between the college game, the international game and the increased viability of other avenues like the G League to bring young players into the league, there's a wider pipeline than there's..." October 24

  • 5 NBA Panic Trades Fans Already Want to See

    Bleacher Report "For fans of certain NBA teams, is it too early to panic? A one or two-game sample size certainly isn't much to go off of, but it can reaffirm fears that fans may have already had involving players or weaknesses that the team did not address in the offseason. The war..." October 23

  • Daryl Morey gets slammed by NBPA exec over ugly Ben Simmons comments

    Clutch Points "NBPA executive director Michelle Roberts is not happy with Daryl Morey’s unsympathetic comments about the Philadelphia 76ers’ wantaway star Ben Simmons. When addressing the situation recently, Morey didn’t hold back his thoughts about their plans for..." October 23

  • Insider Reveals Odds of Warriors Making Last-Gasp Run at Ben Simmons

    Heavy "The rumors connecting Ben Simmons to the Golden State Warriors just won’t seem to go away, and the new public drama between the Philadelphia 76ers and their unhappy All-Star has revived them once again. After requesting a trade this summer, Simmons finally returned to..." October 23

  • 1 Way-Too-Early Observation For Each NBA Team

    NBA Analysis "The 2021-22 NBA season tipped off on Tuesday night with the defending World Champion Milwaukee Bucks hosting the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers hosting the Golden State Warriors, two games that were sights to see for everyone who loves the NBA!  Basketball is back and..." October 23

  • Ben Simmons Old Draft Profile Perfectly Sums Him Up With Situation With 76ers

    Total Pro Sports "ESPN NBA draft analyst and founder of DraftExpress Jonathan Givony reminded everybody what was said about Simmons when he reposted his past draft profile on Simmons Thursday. “Simmons’ lack of competitiveness in crucial games has raised question about his character…..." October 23

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Says The Nets Have Taken Calls For Kyrie Irving

    SI "The Brooklyn Nets played their second game of the NBA regular season on Friday evening in Philadelphia against the 76ers.  They were once again without their seven-time All-Star Kyrie Irving who is not eligible to play in games in home games in New York City (vaccine mandate),..." October 23

  • The Sixers Appear Ready to Make Amends With Ben Simmons, But Are Philly Fans?

    Complex "“He’s still our brother.” This is how Sixers leader Joel Embiid chose to cap off his address to the crowd before tip-off of the season opener at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Friday night. October 23

  • Ben Simmons tells Philadelphia 76ers he's not mentally prepared to play games

    CBS Sports "Disgruntled All-Star guard Ben Simmons met with the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday and informed the team that he isn't mentally ready to play up to his expectations and in turn needs time to step away, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski...." October 22

  • Doc Rivers Jokes He Was Snubbed from NBA 75, Says He Might Have Made NBA 575

    Bleacher Report "The NBA 75 list caused a lot of handwringing for players who were seen as snubs, but Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers had a sense of humor about not being included.  Rivers joked with reporters that he was "pissed" he didn't make the..." October 22

  • Joel Embiid sends heartfelt Ben Simmons message to Sixers fans

    Clutch Points "Amid Ben Simmons’ trade demand, Joel Embiid has said a lot of things about his Philadelphia 76ers teammate that can be deemed negatively. However, he assured everyone he still has nothing but love for Simmons despite the situation. Before they take on..." October 22

  • Tobias Harris Willing To Welcome Back Ben Simmons

    Fadeaway World "The Ben Simmons situation with the Philadelphia 76ers has been all over the news recently, with it being a well-known fact that he wants a trade from the franchise. He has definitely been averse to suiting up for the team. A recent report by Shams Charania of The Athletic has revealed..." October 22

  • Kia MVP Ladder: 21 names to monitor during 2021-22 season

    NBA.com "Fiddling with a strap on his backpack, reigning Kia MVP Nikola Jokic stopped his interviewer short of asking about pressure entering a potential repeat campaign. “Brother, I could not care less, for real,” he said. October 22

  • Special Trade Eligibility Dates For 2021/22

    Hoops Rumors "In a pair of previous articles, we took a closer look at the trade restrictions placed on two groups of players who signed free agent contracts this past offseason. The smaller of the two groups featured players who can’t be traded by their current teams until January 15, having..." October 22

  • 3 coaching changes for Steve Nash as Nets battle Sixers

    Clutch Points "It’s easy to overreact to the first game of the season. The Milwaukee Bucks torched the Brooklyn Nets, with Steve Nash’s team looking like it’s going to have lots of problems in the season’s early going. Of course, all of the narratives might get flipped..." October 22

  • Ben Simmons, 76ers Accept 'Everyone Needs to Take Responsibility' amid Drama

    Bleacher Report "Disgruntled Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons reportedly had a breakthrough Friday in a team meeting. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, Simmons spoke with head coach Doc Rivers and the entire team, including Joel Embiid, and "accepted everyone..." October 22

  • Dallas Cowboys WR Rips Jason Kelce For Ben Simmons Criticism

    TMZ "The Cowboys hate the Eagles on the field, and they clearly hate them off of it now too -- 'cause Noah Brown just crapped all over Jason Kelce for criticizing Ben Simmons this week. Kelce went off on the 76ers star on Thursday ... telling reporters..." October 22

  • Sixers Fans Trash Ben Simmons After He Refuses To Practice On Wednesday: "Just Trade This Dude Already"

    Fadeaway World "Ben Simmons has done more than enough to earn Philadelphia 76ers' hate. Ever since he collapsed in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference second round against the Atlanta Hawks, the point guard has been subject to criticism from fans and media members in Philly.  After Simmons..." October 22

  • 3 Teams Who Could Show Interest In Pursuing Kevin Knox

    NBA Analysis "The New York Knicks had a massive season last year, making the playoffs for the first time since 2013 and claiming the 4-seed in the Eastern Conference. Losing in the first round to Trae Young and the Hawks definitely hurt, but the Knicks are back and they are going to be a tough team to face..." October 22

  • 2022 NBA free agent rankings: Top players available during the next offseason

    USA Today "Headlined by James Harden, Bradley Beal and Zach LaVine, the top of the 2022 NBA free-agent class is loaded with elite shooting guards, the types of players who can elevate a team’s offense just with their presence. There are top-notch players from other..." October 22

  • 6 biggest snubs from the NBA's 75th Anniversary Team

    The Score "The NBA finished its multi-day unveiling of the 75th Anniversary Team on Thursday - and even with a super-sized field of 76 players, the league still couldn't find room to recognize some of its all-time greats. Here are the six biggest snubs. October 22

  • Players Eligible For In-Season Veteran Extensions In 2021/22

    Hoops Rumors "As we explain in our glossary entry on veteran contract extensions, rookie scale extensions have historically been the most common form of contract extension in the NBA. However, the league’s latest Collective Bargaining Agreement loosened the rules on eligibility for veteran..." October 22

  • Sixers: 5 big questions for 2021-22 NBA season

    Clutch Points "The NBA regular season kicked off this week, and teams are doing all they can to start the year off on the right foot. After a drama-filled offseason, one team that has a ton of eyes on it is the Philadelphia 76ers. With one game already under their belt, here are five big..." October 22

  • 3 Teams Who Could Pursue Thunder Big Man Derrick Favors

    NBA Analysis "The Oklahoma City Thunder are continuing their rebuilding process through the 2021-22 NBA season and as a result, they are going to be looking to get their young talents as much playing time and experience as possible. Last season, we saw them bench veteran Al Horford in favor of..." October 22

  • Daryl Morey on Ben Simmons trade timeline: 'Could be four-year process'

    Larry Brown Sports "Philadelphia 76ers team president Daryl Morey made clear Thursday that he does not see the Ben Simmons saga ending anytime soon. Morey appeared on 97.5 The Fanatic’s “The Mike Missanelli Show” and advised listeners to “buckle in,” as the 76ers were..." October 21

  • This Blazers-Sixers Trade Features CJ McCollum

    NBA Analysis "Sooner or later, this situation involving NBA All-Star Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers is going to have to come to an end. Things aren’t getting any better, as head coach Doc Rivers threw him out of practice for not wanting to participate in drills. Simmons was..." October 21

  • What the latest Ben Simmons news means for Nets

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets have been mired in controversy for weeks. Kyrie Irving is not vaccinated and the team isn’t interested in allowing him to be a “part-time” player. Coach Steve Nash has been preparing for life without one of the NBA’s 20 best players. Yet,..." October 21

  • The Difference Between Ben Simmons And Jimmy Butler

    Fadeaway World "The Ben Simmons saga took another turn on Tuesday when the Australian player refused to participate in some defensive drills with the rest of the team. His refusal led Doc Rivers to throw him out of practice and send the player home.  This situation has sparked many rumors..." October 21

  • Sixers Believe Ben Simmons Is Faking An Injury And Mental Illness

    CBS Sports "Ben Simmons arrived and departed from the Philadelphia 76ers' training facility Thursday without taking part in a scheduled individual workout, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Simmons was reportedly treated for back tightness. Philadelphia was docking his pay..." October 21

  • Top NBA Takeaways From Wednesday’s Busy Slate Of Action

    NBA Analysis "The NBA season kicked into full gear on Wednesday night with 11 games taking place. We saw some head coaching debuts and new faces in new places. It was only the second day of the season, but there are already contenders for what could be the best games we see and some of the best..." October 21

  • Eagles' Jason Kelce goes viral for awesome take on Ben Simmons situation

    Larry Brown Sports "Ben Simmons has been doing everything he can to force the Philadelphia 76ers to trade him. A lot of people believe part of the reason for that is that he can’t handle playing in Philly, but one Eagles player has a hard time relating to that. Veteran center Jason Kelce, who has..." October 21

  • NBA Fans Debate Which NBA Ring Is The Best

    Fadeaway World "Winning an NBA ring is the most significant achievement for any basketball player. Not only this gives players status, but something nice to wear and remember for the rest of their lives.  These rings always have a terrific story behind them, with teams defying the odds to win..." October 21

  • Details On Starter Criteria For 2022 RFAs

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s rookie scale, which determines the salaries first-round picks earn during their first four seasons, also dictates how much the qualifying offers will be worth for those players when they reach restricted free agency after year four. However, the value of those..." October 21

  • Danny Green Didn't Do Anything

    The Big Lead "With Ben Simmons going full Riddler and blanketing the Philadelphia season with a heavy layer of questions, the Sixers will have to find new answers on their depth chart. Veteran sharpshooter Danny Green has proven himself to be a valuable weapon on a championship team..." October 21

  • Ben Simmons skips individual workout at Philadelphia 76ers' facility

    ESPN "It is unclear whether Simmons, who was suspended by the 76ers for Wednesday's season-opening, 117-97 win over the New Orleans Pelicans for conduct detrimental to the team, will play Friday against the Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN). Sources told ESPN that Simmons arrived at..." October 21

  • When will Ben Simmons rejoin 76ers?

    Sportsnaut "A late return from New Orleans following a season-opening win means a likely day off for the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday. That extends the drama surrounding All-Star point guard Ben Simmons another 24 hours and leaves open the possibility Simmons could suit up for Friday’s..." October 21

  • Lowball Ben Simmons Trade Offers the 76ers Should Actually Consider

    Bleacher Report "The Ben Simmons trade saga has taken a few strange turns after his late arrival to the Philadelphia 76ers last week. It culminated with him getting thrown out of practice Tuesday and receiving a one-game suspension for "conduct detrimental to the team," per Shams Charania of..." October 21