Rich Paul attends Sixers-Hornets game amid Ben Simmons trade scuttle

Noah Levick: Klutch Sports’ Rich Paul is courtside tonight in Philly for Sixers-Hornets.
Source: Twitter @NoahLevick

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Fan just yelled: ‘Rich Paul, get Ben Simmons out of Philly.’ #Sixers7:48 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Fan sitting behind Rich Paul: “Yo, Rich Paul! Get Ben Simmons out of Philly!” – 7:48 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN story on the 76ers/Klutch Sports meeting on Ben Simmons in Philadelphia: PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers addresses the trade rumors surrounding his team while also talking about the Ben Simmons situation #Sixers… via @SixersWire #NBA6:27 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers says that Ben Simmons does come to the facility and work out. What that means in terms of his return, he adds that he doesn’t have an answer right now. #Sixers5:27 PM

Dan Favale @danfavale
new information on the ben simmons situation, updated daily PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN Sources: Agent for Ben Simmons – Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul – met with Sixers’ Daryl Morey and Elton Brand to discuss status of stalemate today. Stances unchanged: Simmons no closer to playing this season – and Sixers determined to bring back a significant player in trade. – 4:27 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
From Thunder game notes: Josh Giddey is on track to become the fourth rookie in NBA history to average at least 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
The others: Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, Ben Simmons – 4:27 PM

Ben Simmons trade rumors: 76ers star would need weeks of conditioning to play; contract scaring off some teams PM

Sam Amick @sam_amick
A Ben Simmons analysis and updated breakdown of every team that’s known to be in the running (per @Shams Charania), at @TheAthletic
* Sacramento, Atlanta, Minnesota, Indiana, Portland
* The Sixers outlook
(assist from @ Jon Krawczynski)…11:22 AM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
NEW @TheCrossover Pod w/@Howard Beck: Early returns on Klay, Tatum/Brown in Boston, a potential shakeup in Atlanta, latest intel on Ben Simmons, more. Links: AM

Kane Pitman @KanePitman
For @ESPNAusNZ: For all the negative Ben Simmons commentary out there, I asked Matisse Thybulle to break down what it’s like on the floor without the all-world defensive talent.

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Tuesday Newsletter Extravaganza that details the Revenge of the G Leaguers:…
Monday column with my Ben Simmons latest:…10:57 PM

More on this storyline

Kyle Neubeck: Fan near Rich Paul at the game just yelled at him during a break in the action just now: “Yo Rich Paul, get Ben Simmons out of Philly!” -via Twitter @KyleNeubeck / January 12, 2022

Tom Moore: #Sixers coach Doc Rivers on talking with Morey and Brand about what he would like via trade: ‘We’re looking at our team and how it fits and how it works.’ -via Twitter @TomMoorePhilly / January 12, 2022

Noah Levick: Doc Rivers says he doesn’t think Ben Simmons is any closer to returning to the Sixers, but he isn’t sure. Rivers notes Simmons “does come into the facility. … Hopefully we’ll know sooner or later.” -via Twitter @NoahLevick / January 12, 2022