By Sally Fahey
Crybaby Ben Simmons showed up for yesterday’s film session, though there are still no immediate plans for the guard to return to play.
“He’s been around more. He’s doing all the things that I know of that he’s supposed to do,” coach Doc Rivers said.
Rivers continues to deflect questions about Simmons, who officially is out with back and mental health issues. Rivers said Simmons’ status is “the last thing on my mind right now.”
Simmons’ agent Rich Paul told The Athletic:
“This is no longer about a trade. This is about finding a place where we can help Ben get back to his mental strength and get back on the floor. I want him on the floor playing the game that he loves. I want Ben on the floor. Whether that’s in a 76ers uniform or any other uniform, that’s not up to me, but I want him in a state where he can resume play.”
Simmons, a three-time All-Star, requested a trade in the offseason and has a frosty relationship with the Sixers.