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Broussard: Simmons Happy To Be Anywhere But Philadelphia

Despite initial suggestions Ben Simmons did not want to come to Portland, one report suggests he’s happy to play anywhere.

Philadelphia 76ers v Portland Trail Blazers Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images

The saga surrounding Ben Simmons’ NBA future has heated up in recent days following the All Star informing the Philadelphia 76ers he did not want to return. Last month, NBA reporter Jason Dumas suggested Simmons did not want to land with the Portland Trail Blazers or the Toronto Raptors, preferring a team in California.

However Fox Sports’ Chris Broussard said on the Odd Couple Podcast that reliable sources had informed him that Simmons was not fussy about his next destination.

“I talked to some people today that are close to this situation and one thing that I’m told by someone who would know, remember there was a report that Simmons wants to go to a team in California, right one of the winners, the Lakers, the Clippers, the Warriors.”

“I was told today in no uncertain terms, he will go anywhere but Philadelphia. He just wants out of Philadelphia. You’re hearing the teams Minnesota, Toronto right? Going after him hard. I’m told he’d go there.”

“If he’s willing to go to Minnesota, even Toronto, I mean they’ve won a championship, but it ain’t America.”

“I’m told he’s willing to go to any team other than Philadelphia.”

You can listen to the discussion here, starting at the six-minute mark.