Next order of NBA business: Extensions

No Ben Simmons trade appears imminent, but there should be a flurry of rookie scale contract extensions for Class of 2018 draftees between now and Opening Night

The focus in Philadelphia, for the moment, is not trading Ben Simmons. Simmons still wants out. The 76ers know he still wants out. Yet they are determined to stay patient in the belief that trade offers for Simmons will get stronger if they wait and allow some desperation to bubble in the marketplace.

No deal for Simmons, it has been repeatedly stressed …

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