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'Can't wait': Ben Simmons' sister sparks NBA trade rumours

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
Ben Simmons (pictured) warming up before a match.
Ben Simmons' (pictured) sister caused a stir on social media after a tweet prompted further trade rumours about the 76ers star. (Getty Images)

Aussie NBA superstar Ben Simmons’ sister has caused a stir after a Tweet caused speculation around the 76ers point guard.

Speculation has always surrounded Simmons’ role in Philadelphia with many critics claiming the point guard struggles to click with fellow star Joel Embiid.

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But his sister, Olivia, realised how quick a simple message can be blown up in the NBA world after tweeting her excitement for trade period.

“Can’t wait for trade news on Tuesday…….”

She doubled down after the stir and said she couldn’t wait because she doesn’t want to hear the news on Monday.

The 76ers finished the last season on a low with Simmons watching on the sidelines, due to a knee injury, as the Celtics swept them aside.

The failure prompted sweeping moves as Doc Rivers replaced Brett Brown as coach.

Daryl Morey also joined as team president from the Rockets.

Morey then traded Al Horford to the Thunder to free up extra space for future dealings.

Morey shuts down Simmons rumours

Despite the tweet causing a stir on social media, it appears Simmons is set to stay at the 76ers after Morey once again put to bed the rumours.

“We got to get rid of that noise. We love Ben and Joel,” Morey told 97.5 The Fanatic.

“I think Sam Hinkie said it when he came out of his groundhog hole, that fans went through the process for those two players. Why would we try and ship them out? Doc and I are here for a reason.”

Aussie sharpshooter joins Simmons

Australian sharpshooter Ryan Broekhoff is set to join compatriot Ben Simmons at the Philadelphia 76ers after the coronavirus spoiled his initial deal at the NBA club late last season.

The versatile Boomers forward spent two seasons with Dallas but earned limited opportunities despite shooting at 40 per cent from three-point range.

He was set to join the 76ers in the Florida bubble last season but his wife contracted COVID-19 and he never got on the plane.

But ESPN is reporting the 30-year-old Melbourne product will join Simmons on a one-year deal when the season begins next month.

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