From Monday’s practice session in Camden:

Simmons will talk to the media on Tuesday. Will he be open and honest? Or is he just there so he won’t get fined? We’ll find out soon.

RE: Ben’s participation in practice, Rich Hofmann tweeted the following:

“Probably worth noting that as the team runs through some of New Orleans’ sets and how they’ll defend them, it’s Maxey running with the 1s.”

Rich says Simmons also was not working with the second team during this exercise.

My take has always been that he just showed up to stop losing money. He wants out, and the Sixers are better off trading him anyway. Trading him was the right move even before the hold out. Hopefully this charade will soon be over and we can talk about basketball again.