Report: Simmons 'open' to Warriors trade, ignoring Embiid's calls

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Ben Simmons apparently is not opposed to getting traded to the Warriors.

How do we know this?

KRON4's Jason Dumas on Thursday morning reported the following, citing a source:

NBC Sports Bay Area's Kendra Andrews confirmed that Simmons isn't speaking to anyone within the 76ers organization and all communication is going through his agent, Rich Paul.

Dumas then went on 95.7 The Game's "The Morning Roast" show to explain more.

"The situation is getting worse by the day with Ben in Philly," he said. "It's a marriage that's beyond repair at this point. He doesn't want to go to a bad situation. He's reading the tea leaves like everyone else. He sees [the] Toronto [Raptors], he sees [the] Portland [Trail Blazers].

"And Ben -- just to be frank, the young socialite that he is -- he's not really trying to go to any of those situations. He's open to the California teams is what I've been told.

"Joel Embiid has reached out to him several times since the end of the season. He hasn't returned Joel Embiid's calls ... he doesn't want to return to the 76ers.

"Damage has been done."

It remains extremely unlikely that Simmons ends up getting traded to the Warriors this offseason.

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Prior to last week's NBA draft the 76ers reportedly offered the 25-year-old to Golden State in exchange for Andrew Wiggins, James Wiseman, the No. 7 and No. 14 overall picks, plus two future first-rounders.


The Warriors, obviously, rejected this package.

You never know what might happen in the NBA, but you definitely should not expect to see Simmons rocking a Dubs uniform next season.

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