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76ers boot Simmons from practice, suspend him for 1 game

Oct. 19, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Ben Simmons doesn’t want to play — or even practice — with the Philadelphia 76ers anymore. So coach Doc Rivers kicked out the All-Star guard and suspended him for the season opener. Joel Embiid’s take on the whole fiasco? Good riddance. Last...

Staying a Sixer: Simmons' fate looms large in Philadelphia

Oct. 19, 2021 02:48 AM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers and the team he led to the best record in the Eastern Conference last season put their hands together in the middle of a huddle at the end of practice and counted off, “1-2-3! Together!” Lingering outside the...

Simmons practices with 76ers; status for opener unknown

Oct. 17, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Doc Rivers tried to play Ben Simmons’ return to the Philadelphia 76ers cool, just introducing the petulant point guard to the team at practice with a joke like the coach would use for any other player back from a drawn-out absence. “That’s how...

International big men rule NBA with their all-around skills

Oct. 14, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

Atlanta Hawks coach Nate McMillan believes big men entering the league from other countries thrive because they were taught the fundamentals of the game at a young age. That grasp of the all-around game has helped international big men dominate the NBA. ...

Simmons drama drags on for 76ers without a resolution

Oct. 13, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — This much is known: Ben Simmons is back in Philadelphia. But there’s no clear sign yet the All-Star guard is set to rescind his trade request and actually play for the 76ers. Even coach Doc Rivers — publicly, at least — says he’s unsure of...

East preview: Bucks have the title, 76ers, Nets have drama

Oct. 13, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

The Brooklyn Nets look like such a title favorite that James Harden felt the need for a reminder they aren't a title team. “We’re not the target. The defending champions are the targets,” Harden said. “They won last year. We’re trying to catch them.” ...

Rivers: 76ers still want disgruntled guard Simmons back

Oct. 11, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 76ers and representation for disgruntled All-Star Ben Simmons have neared a resolution of the guard’s holdout that could potentially see him rejoin the team this week. The first step was in motion Monday night: Simmons was in Philadelphia and...

76ers get used to life at home without disgruntled Simmons

Oct. 08, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Florida man who corralled a loose alligator into a recycling bin described his thought process on the hunt for the reptile like this: “I’m not going to be Ben Simmons. I’m gonna get me this basket,” Eugene Bozzi said in a TV interview. ...

76ers kick off camp without unhappy All-Star Simmons

Sep. 28, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Yes, that was Tyrese Maxey wearing Philadelphia 76ers’ first-team grays and running drills with Joel Embiid and three other returning starters. The three-time All-Star guard Maxey replaced? Well, Ben Simmons was absent Tuesday from training camp as...

76ers ready to start season without Ben Simmons drama

Sep. 27, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons grew from lottery picks to All-Stars to franchise cornerstones getting paid max contracts together and — the thought was — they would try for a decade to win NBA championships together. “We’ve been building this...