Rich Paul Meets With Daryl Morey, Elton Brand To Discuss Immediate Future Of Ben Simmons

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Rich Paul Meets With Daryl Morey, Elton Brand To Discuss Immediate Future Of Ben Simmons 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:18 am

Rich Paul met with Daryl Morey and Elton Brand as Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers continue their stalemate over his immediate future.


Simmons is no closer to returning to game action with the 76ers, while the team has yet to budge from their asking price in a trade.


The meeting at a downtown Philadelphia restaurant was described as amicable and professional.


Paul told the Sixers that Simmons' mental health hurdles continue to play for the team.


Simmons is signed through the 24-25 season.


Some executives have described Philadelphia as having increased their asking price in trade talks for Simmons. 

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

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Re: Rich Paul Meets With Daryl Morey, Elton Brand To Discuss Immediate Future Of Ben Simmons 

Post#2 » by nedleeds » Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:40 am

"Simmons' mental health hurdles continue to play for the team", his imaginary friends?
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Re: Rich Paul Meets With Daryl Morey, Elton Brand To Discuss Immediate Future Of Ben Simmons 

Post#3 » by Winsome Gerbil » Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:24 am

I appreciate what Philly has done here -- it's much closer to how I imagine myself as an owner. Want to refuse to play for my team despite me being on the hook to make you one of the world's richest men? That's fine by me. Let's stop those checks. If you need to reach me from your friend's couch, I'll be off fishing somewhere on my gold-plated yacht.

Nice reality check for the punks of the world, + Paul having to grovel after the bluster and threats is a helluva nice touch.
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Re: Rich Paul Meets With Daryl Morey, Elton Brand To Discuss Immediate Future Of Ben Simmons 

Post#4 » by random_hero891 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:49 am

Winsome Gerbil wrote:I appreciate what Philly has done here -- it's much closer to how I imagine myself as an owner. Want to refuse to play for my team despite me being on the hook to make you one of the world's richest men? That's fine by me. Let's stop those checks. If you need to reach me from your friend's couch, I'll be off fishing somewhere on my gold-plated yacht.

Nice reality check for the punks of the world, + Paul having to grovel after the bluster and threats is a helluva nice touch.


I agree, at this pace idgaf if I ever see Simmons play again. Retire if it's too problematic.
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Post#5 » by Governor Dudley » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:21 am

Kinda **** he's putting this down to mental health issues. His mental health is this bad, but he's good enough to get engaged to Maya Jama?
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Re: Rich Paul Meets With Daryl Morey, Elton Brand To Discuss Immediate Future Of Ben Simmons 

Post#6 » by Canadian6ersFan » Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:20 pm

hahaha f*** outta here, rich paul, you two first-names mofo.
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Re: Rich Paul Meets With Daryl Morey, Elton Brand To Discuss Immediate Future Of Ben Simmons 

Post#7 » by puja21 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:24 pm

Winsome Gerbil wrote:I appreciate what Philly has done here -- it's much closer to how I imagine myself as an owner. Want to refuse to play for my team despite me being on the hook to make you one of the world's richest men? That's fine by me. Let's stop those checks. If you need to reach me from your friend's couch, I'll be off fishing somewhere on my gold-plated yacht.

Nice reality check for the punks of the world, + Paul having to grovel after the bluster and threats is a helluva nice touch.


it is strange they continue to pay him
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Re: Rich Paul Meets With Daryl Morey, Elton Brand To Discuss Immediate Future Of Ben Simmons 

Post#8 » by Pickled Prunes » Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:27 pm

nedleeds wrote:"Simmons' mental health hurdles continue to play for the team", his imaginary friends?

I trouble had with sentence that as well!
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Re: Rich Paul Meets With Daryl Morey, Elton Brand To Discuss Immediate Future Of Ben Simmons 

Post#9 » by Grumpy Heat Fan » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:13 pm

Winsome Gerbil wrote:I appreciate what Philly has done here -- it's much closer to how I imagine myself as an owner. Want to refuse to play for my team despite me being on the hook to make you one of the world's richest men? That's fine by me. Let's stop those checks. If you need to reach me from your friend's couch, I'll be off fishing somewhere on my gold-plated yacht.

Nice reality check for the punks of the world, + Paul having to grovel after the bluster and threats is a helluva nice touch.


Rich paul is not exactly groveling, he's there to get Simmons to LA for his buddy lebron
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Re: Rich Paul Meets With Daryl Morey, Elton Brand To Discuss Immediate Future Of Ben Simmons 

Post#10 » by BigHustle » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:57 pm

Pickled Prunes wrote:
nedleeds wrote:"Simmons' mental health hurdles continue to play for the team", his imaginary friends?

I trouble had with sentence that as well!

What jersey number is his mental health?
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Re: Rich Paul Meets With Daryl Morey, Elton Brand To Discuss Immediate Future Of Ben Simmons 

Post#11 » by the13thjoker » Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:42 am

Grumpy Heat Fan wrote:
Winsome Gerbil wrote:I appreciate what Philly has done here -- it's much closer to how I imagine myself as an owner. Want to refuse to play for my team despite me being on the hook to make you one of the world's richest men? That's fine by me. Let's stop those checks. If you need to reach me from your friend's couch, I'll be off fishing somewhere on my gold-plated yacht.

Nice reality check for the punks of the world, + Paul having to grovel after the bluster and threats is a helluva nice touch.


Rich paul is not exactly groveling, he's there to get Simmons to LA for his buddy lebron


Well Sixers are increasing their asking price according to sources so don't think Rich is talking them into anything.

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