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Joel Embiid Thoughts on Ben Simmons Return to Sixers



Joel Embiid

With the Philadelphia 76ers apparently able to come to some sort of common ground to get disgruntled All-Star guard Ben Simmons to return to the team in time for the start of the regular season, franchise cornerstone Joel Embiid is reportedly on board for his return, despite the drama that has unfolded over the summer.

According to Philly Voice’s Kyle Neubeck, the Sixers team is ready to accept Simmons back into the fold, and that includes Embiid.

“We just want everybody to come here, show up and do their part, do their jobs,” Sixers guard Danny Green said at practice on Wednesday. “I’m not asking him to do anything different than he normally does, just show up to work and do what you normally do. Because [when he does] what he normally does, we’re very effective, we’re very good at it, we’re [the] No. 1 team in the East.”

The report goes on to say: “In spite of the distance between the two over the summer and the shade cast in both directions through public interviews and leaked reports, Embiid ultimately just wants to win, and has expressed a desire to get Simmons in the fold and working toward contending. If Simmons proves stubborn or uninterested in doing so, the team believes Embiid is onboard with not settling for a trade just to be done with the problem altogether.”

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.