The Philadelphia 76ers are now 21 games into the season and they have yet to play with star guard Ben Simmons. The 25-year old has been involved in a lot of controversy since his official trade request back on Aug. 31 and now he is dealing with some mental issues to help get back on the floor.
The organization has grown frustrated with Simmons as they have maintained that they want him out on the floor with them and why wouldn’t they? While the past few months have been riddled with a lot of “he said, she said” and there has been a lot of tension, it doesn’t change the fact that he is a supremely talented player and he would help this team right now.
As the Sixers were getting ready to take on the rival Boston Celtics on Wednesday, coach Doc Rivers was asked about the Simmons situation again and he insisted that he does not think or talk about the young star.
“I literally don’t even talk about it,” said Rivers. “I coach the team, the guys I can see every day, I try to stay on that. I let Daryl (Morey) and Elton (Brand) deal with all the other stuff.”
With that being said, the Simmons situation continues to hang over this team like a black cloud that just won’t go away. The saga surrounding the young guard does not look like it will end any time soon and the Sixes will just have to grin and bear it as they continue to try and grow as a team.
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