A minor basketball media kerfuffle after this JACK SETTLEMAN guy reported that Ben Simmons is being shut down for the rest of the season:

Jack Settleman? More like Jack, sell ’em for less. Heyo!

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Anyway, Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn was asked about the report and more or less said it’s poppycock:

Ben hasn’t played since February 15th. Basketball, that is. I’m sure he’s played Call of Duty and PUBG in that time frame. Simmo the Savage was averaging 4 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists in 19 minutes per game during the month of February, so it was a lesser basketball version of the late Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan.

Pagan asked on Tuesday’s Crossing Broadcast if Simmons or Carson Wentz will leave professional sports first, and it’s a tough question. Wentz is older, and Ben can try to revive his career in a smaller market somewhere or go overseas, while Carson doesn’t have a lot of pathways to that resurrection (paper paper), as Bone Thugs N Harmony once said: