Ben Simmons News
NBA: Ben Simmons, Kawhi Leonard, Jamal Murray, Damian Lillard back among happy returns
Ben Simmons played against 76ers in his first game since June 2021, making him among a number of big names who got back to basketball action.
Ben Simmons says Philadelphia 76ers unsupportive amid mental health struggle
Ben Simmons was devastated by the 76ers' loss to the Hawks in the 2021 NBA playoffs and never reported to training camp the following season.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver concedes no easy fix for rash of trade demands
Silver said the league has not received any complaints about the Harden-Simmons trade from other teams, but he is concerned about league parity.
NBA: Unfortunate winning wasn't the biggest factor, says 76ers' Joel Embiid on Ben Simmons
Embiid had no love lost for Simmons after his trade ultimatum broke up what had been a successful All-Star pair.
NBA: Brooklyn Nets trade James Harden to Philadelphia 76ers in deal for Ben Simmons, others
The blockbuster deal was the major move that teams and fans had awaited before Thursday's NBA trade deadline.
NBA: Ben Simmons docked $360,000 by 76ers, faces more fines, says report
The report says Simmons has been seeing mental health professionals through the National Basketball Players Association but not cooperating with team physicians regarding such issues
NBA: Ben Simmons out for home opener, still not ready to join 76ers
Rivers said he didn't want to predict when Simmons might rejoin the Sixers — if the guard returns at all.
NBA: Philadelphia 76ers suspend Ben Simmons for one game for conduct detrimental to team
“I just thought he was a distraction today,” coach Doc Rivers said on Tuesday after practice. “I didn't think he wanted to do what everybody else was doing. I just told him he should leave. We went on with practice.”
NBA: Bucks defend title, Nets go without Irving, new support cast for LeBron as season begins
Milwaukee will try to become the first NBA champion from the Eastern Conference to repeat since James led Miami to titles in 2012 and 2013 as the league aims for its first full 82-game per club campaign since 2018-19
NBA Eastern Conference preview: Bucks have the title, 76ers, Nets have drama
Brooklyn, Philadelphia finished ahead of Milwaukee in the regular season, but the Bucks ousted the Nets in the second round and went on to win their first NBA title in 50 years.
NBA: Ben Simmons drama drags on despite wantaway Sixers star returning to Philadelphia
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.
NBA: 76ers still want disgruntled guard Ben Simmons back, says Doc Rivers
The bottom line of the holdout may very well be about the bottom line; the more games and practices Simmons misses, the more money he loses.
NBA: Philadelphia 76ers get used to life at home without disgruntled Simmons
Three-time All-Star guard Ben Simmons on Thursday night skipped the Sixers’ preseason home opener — the official status update was “not with team” — and he's now a pariah in Philly.
NBA: Ben Simmons won't report to 76ers' training camp, says report
Simmons, the No. 1 pick of the 2016 draft, is a three-time All-Star who had been paired with Joel Embiid as the franchise cornerstones as the Sixers chase their first NBA championship since 1983.
NBA: Joel Embiid agrees on four-year, $196 million contract extension with Philadelphia 76ers, say reports
The 27-year-old Embiid was NBA MVP runner-up this season to Denver's Nikola Jokic and led the Sixers to the best regular-season record in the Eastern Conference. The Sixers lost in the second round to the Atlanta Hawks.
NBA: Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks to beat Sixers; James Harden shines in Nets' victory
Golden State guard Stephen Curry departed early in the Warriors 108-94 victory over the Rockets in Houston, suffering what the team called a tailbone contusion in a hard sideline fall in the third quarter.
NBA reveals nobody tested positive for COVID-19 at All-Star Game as bio-secure bubble stays intact
No players, coaches or game officials tested positive for COVID-19 while in Atlanta, the NBA said on Monday after the final tests were processed and results were returned to the league and the teams involved.
NBA All-Star Game 2021: Giannis Antetokounmpo shines in Team LeBron's win over Team Durant, named MVP
Giannis Antetokounmpo was the game MVP after shooting 16 of 16 for 35 points. Stephen Curry chipped in with 28 points, while Damian Lillard had 32 for Team LeBron.
NBA All-Star Game: Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons may miss game after barber tests positive for COVID
Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons may be unable to play in Sunday’s All-Star Game in Atlanta because of a coronavirus contact tracing issue
NBA: LeBron James opts for Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant takes Kyrie Irving as first picks for All-Star Game
This is the fourth year of the NBA's playing captain format for the All-Star Game. James is 3-0, beating teams captained by Curry in 2018 and Antetokounmpo in the last two seasons.