Moments ago, ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski provided an update on the Sixers’ plan for Simmons. The team reportedly remains committed to working through the former No. 1 pick’s shooting issues this summer.
Sixers head coach Doc Rivers met with Simmons to discuss their plans moving forward. Fans in Philadelphia were unsure if their relationship was fractured after Rivers’ postgame comments on Sunday.
“I believe, without going into detail with what we’re doing, I believe we know what the right work is, and the right type of work, and the right way to do it,” Rivers said when asked about Simmons’ shooting woes. “You can do the work all the time, but if it’s not done in the right way and the right type of work, you may not improve.”
Sixers remain committed to working through Simmons' shooting issues this summer, especially free throws. Doc Rivers and Simmons met to discuss plans for moving forward together, per sources. https://t.co/l0BBDk5RWS
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 24, 2021
Wojnarowski also reported that Simmons’ agent, Rich Paul, met with Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey and general manager Elton Brand to discuss his client’s future.
Paul reportedly asked the Sixers whether or not it would make more sense to trade Simmons rather than run it back.
A trade request has not been made at this time, which is a good sign for Simmons’ future in the City of Brotherly Love.
Simmons still has four years and $147 million remaining on his contract with the Sixers.