Simmons, Hachimura, Filets, Hawks, Magic – .

Simmons, Hachimura, Filets, Hawks, Magic – .

Even if Ben Simmons reported to Sixers and head coach Doc Rivers said he assumed the three-time All-Star was planning to dress and play for the team, we still don’t know when that will happen or what version of Simmons the club will get, writes Kyle Neubeck of .

A source who spoke to Neubeck described Simmons as ‘getting it right’ in his individual training sessions this week, although that source said things have improved every day since the 25-year-old’s return. Simmons is expected to clear health and safety protocols soon, but he’s considered “questionable” to play in Friday’s preseason finals.

In Neubeck’s report, he notes that the Sixers have shown little interest in a Pacers commercial package which includes Malcolm Brogdon and or Caris LeVert. The 76ers focused on earning a star, as swapping Simmons for several “good” players isn’t something they don’t think will improve their title chances or increase their chances of acquiring another player in the game. impact on the road, explains Neubeck.

Here are other articles from the Eastern Conference:

  • Wizards effronté Rui Hachimura remains in health and safety protocols after recently reporting to the squad, and he could run out for a bit of time early in the regular season as he picks up speed and adjusts to a new book of game and a new coaching staff, writes NBC Sports Washington’s Chase Hughes. “I don’t think (catching him) is far off the line,” the head coach Wes Unseld Jr. noted. “We already have some modifications that we will send to him. Obviously when he’s ready we’ll be spending some time away from the pitch trying to help him get back into shape. This in itself is going to take some time. “
  • Nets effronté Kevin Durant admitted to reporters on Thursday that Kyrie Irving‘S absence is not an “ideal” situation and has said he prefers to play alongside his friend this season. However, Durant added that he was convinced that “things would be the best for both parties” and said he was not upset by the situation. “What is being crazy going to do?” ” Durant said, by ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk. “We’re not going to change our mind, see what I’m saying?” We’ll let him figure out what to do and the team will figure out what to do.
  • Nets the head coach Steve Nash plans to build on the depth of the team to replace Kyrie Irving, rather than handing that responsibility over to one player, writes New York Post’s Greg Joyce. Bruce Brown and Patty Mills are among the obvious candidates for increased roles.
  • John Hollinger of The Athletic liked the hawksThe offseason is moving and is optimistic about the club’s chances of avoiding a regression in 2021/22, projecting them to win 50 games and a playoff series. As might be expected, Hollinger is much less optimistic about the the magic, predicting a 21-game winning season and a final spot in the East for Orlando.


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