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Sixers’ Tyrese Maxey opens up on adapting to point guard role

Heading into Philadelphia 76ers training camp, Sixers coach Doc Rivers had a major hole to fill in his starting lineup. With Ben Simmons still holding out at the time, he needed a replacement at the point guard position. Throughout the preseason, we saw Shake Milton and Tyrese Maxey each get a chance to prove their […] The post Sixers’ Tyrese Maxey opens up on adapting to point guard role appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Timberwolves trade target Ben Simmons is back in Philadelphia — but for how long?

Ben Simmons ended his training camp holdout. Is a reconciliation possible with the 76ers, or is he just tired of losing money.

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Ben Simmons in Talks to Return to Sixers

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the star and his team may make up after all. Ben Simmons and Klutch Sports are talking with the Philadelphia 76ers about the possibility of the disgruntled star returning to the franchise. Simmons was the hottest name on the NBA trade market this summer after a disappointing end to the 2021 NBA Playoffs left the three-time All-Star on the outs with his team. Simmons had not been in contact with the Sixers this summer and skipped the beginning of training camp. This cost him $8.25 million as the Sixers withheld a...

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Indiana Pacers: Absurd Ben Simmons trade idea brings nightmare scenario

With the preseason still headlined by the ongoing rift between disgruntled star Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers, many are still penciling the Indiana Pacers in as a team that can strike a deal for the All-Star and end the disruptive drama. However, with things starting to settle down in training camp, it is highly […] Indiana Pacers: Absurd Ben Simmons trade idea brings nightmare scenario - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - An Indiana Pacers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Sixers podcast: Joel Embiid speaks his mind on Ben Simmons

This episode of The Sixer Sense Podcast brings discussion to the edge of the start of the regular season. With so many topics to talk about, including Ben Simmons drama, we are excited to open up with the conclusion of Sixers training camp. Lucas Johnson and Christopher Kline begin the podcast with conversation related to […] Sixers podcast: Joel Embiid speaks his mind on Ben Simmons - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Former Timberwolves’ advice on Ben Simmons Sixers trade drama after dealing with Jimmy Butler fiasco

The Philadelphia 76ers and Ben Simmons continue to be in the limelight as the Aussie has refused to report to training camp. He’s even said he’ll never play for the franchise again and is persisting he wants to be traded. Meanwhile, the Sixers didn’t pay him his latest $8.25 million because of his absence, which […] The post Former Timberwolves’ advice on Ben Simmons Sixers trade drama after dealing with Jimmy Butler fiasco appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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How Joel Embiid might benefit from Ben Simmons’ absence

As many have expected, the Ben Simmons saga has left a cloud of the Philadelphia 76ers training camp. Most of the questions were answered during the Sixers media day, but recent reports have caused the conversation to continue throughout the week. Some of the latest news to come about was a report stating that Simmons […] The post How Joel Embiid might benefit from Ben Simmons’ absence appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 key early takeaways from Philadelphia 76ers training camp

While the Ben Simmons cloud might hang over the heads of the Philadelphia 76ers, they have done a fine job of not letting the situation derail their training camp. Through four days on the floor, there are a lot of positive things to take away from the Sixers as they get ready for the upcoming […] The post 3 key early takeaways from Philadelphia 76ers training camp appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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RUMOR: The shocking truth on Ben Simmons’ strained relationship with Sixers

Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers are seemingly at a point of no turning back. He doesn’t want to play for the franchise anymore and they’ve even refused to pay him a portion of his salary because he hasn’t shown up to training camp. Simmons believes his time with the Sixers has run its course, […] The post RUMOR: The shocking truth on Ben Simmons’ strained relationship with Sixers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Sixers: Pros and cons of starting Shake Milton

With training camp commencing, the Ben Simmons holdout has officially begun. In his absence it seems everyone assumes Tyrese Maxey will step into the Sixers‘ starting lineup in just his second NBA season. However, Shake Milton might have something to say about that. Last we saw Shake Milton, he was starting the fourth quarter of […] Sixers: Pros and cons of starting Shake Milton - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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2 potential trade candidates for Philadelphia 76ers entering 2021 training camp

In today’s NBA, teams are constantly shifting pieces in an attempt to better set themselves up for the future. Trades don’t typically happen at this time of the year but are always a fun topic of conversation to get into. Here are two potential trade candidates for the Philadelphia 76ers as training camp reaches its […] The post 2 potential trade candidates for Philadelphia 76ers entering 2021 training camp appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Sixers podcast: Ben Simmons done with Joel Embiid

On this episode of The Sixer Sense Podcast, we analyze the the events and comments from the launch of Sixers training camp and the latest development in the Ben Simmons holdout situation. Lucas Johnson and Christopher Kline start things off with discussion about the highlights of training camp. The podcast explores the various lineups and […] Sixers podcast: Ben Simmons done with Joel Embiid - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Doc Rivers names ‘valuable’ asset that can propel Sixers

While training camp is typically for teams to work through sets and schemes to knock the rust off before the season, it is also a great opportunity for players to earn playing time. One team that has rotation spots up for grabs is the Philadelphia 76ers. Between new players incoming and the Ben Simmons holdout, […] The post Doc Rivers names ‘valuable’ asset that can propel Sixers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Sixers to not pay Ben Simmons 25% of his salary due Friday

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports An already complicated situation grows more complicated. According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report and confirmed to Liberty Ballers by a source, the Philadelphia 76ers will not pay Ben Simmons the 25 percent of his salary owed to him Friday, per the terms of his contract. Simmons previously received the initial 25 percent of his salary for the 2021-22 season. Oct. 1 is the day he’s due the second 25 percent, which is roughly $8.25 million. Fischer writes, “Philadelphia views Simmons’ refusal to report to training camp as not...

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Matisse Thybulle’s massive offseason move that will please Joel Embiid, Sixers

Now that the Philadelphia 76ers have two full days of training camp under their belts, early standouts are starting to arise. One player who was brought up a lot during media availability on Wednesday was defensive specialist Matisse Thybulle. The 24-year-old is getting ready for his third season in the league and seems ready to […] The post Matisse Thybulle’s massive offseason move that will please Joel Embiid, Sixers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Sixers star Joel Embiid finally lets loose in righteous Ben Simmons rant

Heading into Philadelphia 76ers training camp, everyone expected the Ben Simmons cloud to hang overhead. The former No. 1 pick has still yet to show up in Philadelphia and doesn’t appear to be changing his mind anytime soon. Questions regarding Simmons have died down some since Sixers Media Day, but he has still been a […] The post Sixers star Joel Embiid finally lets loose in righteous Ben Simmons rant appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Sixers: Pros and cons of starting Tyrese Maxey

The Sixers opened training camp with a five-man group of Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, Danny Green, Seth Curry… and Tyrese Maxey. With Ben Simmons on his couch and the Sixers short on options, the second-year point guard is expected to get the starting nod. That said, there are definite pros and cons to the Kentucky […] Sixers: Pros and cons of starting Tyrese Maxey - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Philadelphia 76ers need veteran point guard for 2021-22 season

Thus far in training camp, the Philadelphia 76ers have been relying on Tyrese Maxey as their starting point guard and Shake Milton as their backup. This is due to Ben Simmons is holding out from training camp in order to get traded. While the Sixers have held the stance that they want Simmons to return to […] Philadelphia 76ers need veteran point guard for 2021-22 season - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Sixers: 3 training camp battles to watch

As the Sixers attempt to maintain a veneer of normalcy around training camp with the Ben Simmons albatross still hanging around their necks, it’s becoming clear that the team will need to find a way to play without Simmons for the time being. At some point, the actual basketball games will once again resume — […] Sixers: 3 training camp battles to watch - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Sixers coach Doc Rivers reveals point guard plan in Ben Simmons’ absence

The Philadelphia 76ers kicked off training camp Tuesday, and Ben Simmons was nowhere in sight. Following his trade request this summer, the three-time All-Star remains intent on distancing himself from the team until he is moved elsewhere. While Doc Rivers is still hopeful that Simmons will eventually show, he has to prepare for the reality […] The post Sixers coach Doc Rivers reveals point guard plan in Ben Simmons’ absence appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Sixers podcast: Ben Simmons no-shows as training camp begins

On this episode of The Sixer Sense Podcast, we discuss the latest soap opera details related to Ben Simmons and his desire to leave Philadelphia. We start with two reports by two credible NBA sources. Last week, Shams Charania reported on The Athletic that Ben Simmons dissuaded teammates from visiting him in California. Players like […] Sixers podcast: Ben Simmons no-shows as training camp begins - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Doc Rivers sounds off on possible next move amid Ben Simmons drama

What would our mundane lives be without a daily dose of the seemingly endless Ben Simmons drama? It’s clear that Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers are nowhere near reaching an agreement with training camp about to start. The disgruntled playmaker has already shut the door on his teammates who planned to reach out to him. […] The post Doc Rivers sounds off on possible next move amid Ben Simmons drama appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Sixers’ Doc Rivers reacts to report saying Ben Simmons is done with Joel Embiid

The Philadelphia 76ers kicked off training camp Tuesday, and Ben Simmons remains to be nowhere in sight, something Doc Rivers and Joel Embiid are painfully aware of. Even though the former number one pick isn’t present with the Sixers, new reports regarding his trade request continue to pour out. Early Tuesday morning, Sam Amick released […] The post Sixers’ Doc Rivers reacts to report saying Ben Simmons is done with Joel Embiid appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Philadelphia 76ers: Shaquille Harrison gets training camp deal

With the notable absence of Ben Simmons from the roster, the depth chart at point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers is noticeably thin. They have second year phenom Tyrese Maxey, combo guard Shake Milton, and Grant Riller who is on a two-way contract. The Sixers needed to add more depth at the position entering training and […] Philadelphia 76ers: Shaquille Harrison gets training camp deal - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Sixers: How important is playoff seeding?

The Philadelphia 76ers begin training camp this week and the national media focus is not exactly where the Sixers would like it to be.  Instead of coming in talking about what shape Joel Embiid is in, how his knee is progressing, how the young players have improved, or what the team’s  championship aspirations are, we […] Sixers: How important is playoff seeding? - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Sixers’ Joel Embiid jokes about getting traded to Warriors

This week, the Golden State Warriors and all other teams officially begin their preparation for the start of the upcoming NBA regular season. Many organizations held media day on Monday morning, with training camp kicking off in the coming days. The Philadelphia 76ers, with Joel Embiid on hand, had their media day at their training […] The post Sixers’ Joel Embiid jokes about getting traded to Warriors appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Sixers’ Doc Rivers again tries to clarify stance on Ben Simmons amid trade drama

The Philadelphia 76ers held media day Monday afternoon at their training facility in Camden, N.J., where Doc Rivers was on hand before starting training camp on Tuesday. Similar to most of the offseason, Ben Simmons was a major topic of conversation for the Sixers. Head coach Doc Rivers and Sixers President of Basketball Operations Daryl […] The post Sixers’ Doc Rivers again tries to clarify stance on Ben Simmons amid trade drama appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Sixers star Joel Embiid gets brutally honest on Ben Simmons trade situation, Game 7 callout

The biggest headline in the NBA with training camp approaching is what the Philadelphia 76ers intend on doing with Ben Simmons. He has made it clear he won’t return to the Sixers, leading many to believe a trade is likely to occur at some point. During media day on Monday, Joel Embiid stated his case […] The post Sixers star Joel Embiid gets brutally honest on Ben Simmons trade situation, Game 7 callout appeared first on ClutchPoints.