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
Rivers said he didn't want to predict when Simmons might rejoin the Sixers — if the guard returns at all.
“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.”
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NBA: Joel Embiid inspires Philadelphia 76ers to win over New York Knicks; San Antonio Spurs beat Toronto Raptors
Embiid and Simmons have never dropped a game at MSG and the Sixers have won the last 13 meetings overall.
Morey stepped down as GM of the Houston Rockets this month after blockbuster moves that failed to lead the franchise to the NBA Finals
Doc Rivers' activism was highlighted by the Philadelphia 76ers when they officially named Rivers the 25th coach in franchise history on Saturday.
NBA: Damian Lillard sets Trail Blazers record with 61 points; Kemba Walker powers Celtics to win over Lakers
Kemba Walker scored 20 points to end a career-long personal losing streak against LeBron James, and Jayson Tatum scored 27 to help Boston send the top team in the Western Conference to its biggest loss of the season
NBA: DeMar DeRozan shines as Spurs snap Bucks' winning-streak; De'Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield power Kings to victory
Milwaukee defeated the San Antonio Spurs 127-118 on Saturday at home but could not maintain its early momentum in a rare home-and-home set of back-to-back games