This would kill Sixers fans if true, but I can understand the reasoning why.
Ben Simmons is expected to sidelined him for at least three months with a broken foot, and there’s a chance he won’t suit up at all this season – if Rich Paul has any say.
Simmons is represented by Klutch Sports and Rich Paul, who reportedly doesn’t want the 20-year-old to reinjure himself.
“I just got off the phone with somebody who I really trust in the NBA, and he’s like there’s no way his agent is going to let him play this year,” Bob Cooney from the Philadelphia Daily News said Monday on 97.5 The Fanatic.
“That’s an injury that you don’t mess around with, and he thinks he’s going to keep him off his feet all year.”
The 76ers have been cautious regarding players being injured, and never forget — rookie Joel Embiid missed the last two seasons while recovering from foot injuries.