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Sources — Ben Simmons’ agent meets with Philadelphia 76ers, but sides no closer to resolution

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With the NBA commerce deadline a month away, Ben Simmons‘ agent — Klutch Sports activities CEO Wealthy Paul — met with Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey and normal supervisor Elton Model on Wednesday, and the perimeters stay at a stalemate over the All-Star guard’s speedy future, sources informed ESPN.

Simmons isn’t any nearer to honoring the group’s hopes for a return to the courtroom this season — and the Sixers’ steep asking worth has introduced Simmons no nearer to a possible commerce, sources informed ESPN.

The assembly at a downtown Philadelphia restaurant was described as amicable {and professional}, however Morey reiterated the franchise’s stance that it will not make a Simmons commerce except it believes the return provides it an opportunity to compete for a championship, sources stated.

Paul informed the Sixers that Simmons’ psychological well being hurdles proceed to preclude him from a return to play with the group, and the will for a commerce out of Philadelphia stays in place, sources stated.

Simmons, 25, is signed via the 2024-25 season — a five-year, $177 million most contract — and continues to be subjected to important fines for video games missed and absences from group capabilities.

The Sixers (23-17) had gained seven straight video games earlier than shedding to the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, however the membership stays out of rivalry among the many elite groups of the Jap Convention with out Simmons to associate with All-NBA middle Joel Embiid.

The Sixers are concentrating on prime 25-caliber gamers for trades, however these sorts of belongings have but to be made out there to them in affords, sources stated. Some groups have even described the Sixers’ asking worth for a Simmons’ deal as rising in worth — not declining, sources informed ESPN.

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