09/21/2021, 5:24 PM
Won't report to training camp
Wojnarowski's report states that Simmons hasn't spoken to the Sixers since late August when he communicated his desire to be traded. Philly is still holding out hope that the 2016 No. 1 overall pick will join the team for training camp, but that scenario seems unlikely at this point. Wojnarowski also reported that Simmons is aware of the possible fines and suspensions -- including withholding his salary -- that Philly can place on him, but he appears willing to stand his ground and force his way to a new team. The Sixers have struggled to find a trade partner for the 25-year-old as Sixers GM Daryl Morey is demanding a king's ransom for the 6-foot-11 point guard. Simmons' fantasy value is difficult to gauge with his current situation, but he should likely be avoided in all formats until there is a resolution to his current set of circumstances.
09/20/2021, 5:23 PM
Still unlikely to report to camp
As has been the expectation since the relationship between Simmons and the front office broke down last month, it remains likely that the All-Star will opt not to report to training camp, which begins next Monday, Sept. 27. Stein notes that the Sixers are angling to convince Simmons to join the team in Philadelphia, but at this juncture that scenario seems relatively unlikely. Missing camp -- and potentially game action -- would result in fines for Simmons, but that does not appear to be much of a concern, as Simmons' camp remains focused on finding a suitable trade for the 25-year-old. By most accounts, multiple teams are interested in acquiring Simmons, but Sixers GM Daryl Morey has been seeking a king's ransom in exchange for the 2016 No. 1 overall pick, who very publicly struggled to make an impact during Philly's Round 2 loss to the Hawks. At some point, a deal figures to materialize, but it looks as though the two sides are prepared to enter training camp in a standoff. As long as that remains the case, Simmons will be a risky fantasy investment who could miss valuable games to begin the season.
09/07/2021, 11:18 PM
To play in Turkey
Petrusev was drafted 50th overall in the 2021 Draft, but he'll ultimately be a draft-and-stash for the Sixers. Depending on how he performs, he could sign an NBA deal next season.