According to both ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Philadelphia 76ers and Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul are working together to find a resolution to have Simmons return to the organization.
It’s a rather shocking development as all that was said for months was how Simmons’ wasn’t speaking to anyone and wanted no part of the 76ers franchise. That is still likely the case, but it has become clear that Simmons’ camp is finally beginning to understand that they may need to work with the team to get their goals accomplished.
According to Wojnarowski, even if Simmons returns to the team, the plan is still for the Sixers to try and trade him. After all, no matter what type of peaceful resolution they reach, there’s no feasible way for Simmons to return long-term, nor would he want to.
If Ben Simmons does return to the team and plays even somewhat similar to how he did before the 2021 postseason, offers will begin to pour in as many teams are still interested in the three-time All-Star.