Much has been made of why Ben Simmons wants out of Philadelphia. One report indicates that 76ers fans are a rather significant reason. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst told SiriusXM NBA Radio that his understanding is Simmons does not want to play in front of Philadelphia fans.
Signing Robert Covington to a four-year, $4.49 million contract in 2014 has to go down as one of the best values in Philadelphia 76ers history. A 6-foot-9, 215-pound forward out of Tennessee State, Covington went unselected in the 2013 NBA Draft and ultimately signed a three-year, $2.25 million deal with Daryl Morey‘s Houston Rockets.
The 76ers organization has proven that they are willing to do whatever it takes to be successful. After spending a decade of gambling on first-round draft picks, the Sixers believe to have found their starting lineup.
The Sixers have agreed to a contract with second-round pick Charles Bassey, the team announces in a press release. The two sides had been negotiating about the parameters of a deal since the draft concluded.
As the Sixers progressed through the 2021 NBA Playoffs early on with a healthy roster, the team was devastated to find out their MVP-caliber center was going to have to finish the postseason battling through an injury.