Perennial All-Star Ben Simmons has been holding out from the team as he continues to force his trade from the team, but it now appears that he will return to the team.
Ben Simmons Officially Caves And Shows Up To Phillyhttps://t.co/TEstSQb4v8
— SideAction (@SideActionHQ) October 12, 2021
Joel Embiid says getting Simmons back would be an adjustment, but “it doesn’t need to be awkward.”
“That is good for the organization,” said star teammate Joel Embiid after the win. “That’s something that everybody wanted. I’ve always said that I believe that he gives us the best chance to win. We are a better team, with him than without, that’s for sure. I’m happy that things have resolved and we can move on and try to try to be a better team.”
Joel Embiid on welcoming Ben Simmons back into the locker room: “I think there’s going to be some adjustments, but it doesn’t need to be awkward. We’re all professionals. We want to win. He gives me the best chance to win … We’re going to be fine.”https://t.co/eTgCXfKJrc
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) October 12, 2021
Embiid acknowledges that he gives the team their best shot at winning and he will welcome him back despite the lack of communication between the two.
“Personally, I haven’t talked to him since the season ended,” the big fella stated. “Obviously, I tried, but it wasn’t successful as a lot of my teammates have. Like I said, it’s unfortunate the whole situation happened, but like I say we are a better team with him on the floor. I think there’s gonna be some adjustments, but it doesn’t need to be awkward. I mean, we are professionals. We want to win. I want to win. So he gives us the best chance to win so that’s what I’m gonna go with.”
Full Joel Embiid quote on what the locker room reaction would be if Ben Simmons returns. pic.twitter.com/Q8AlbDasjq
— Rich Hofmann (@rich_hofmann) October 12, 2021
Winning cures all. As long as they do that, everything should be fine.
The playoffs are a separate problem they’re going to have to deal with.