Ben Simmons, 76ers meet; status unchanged

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FILE–Head coach Doc Rivers of the Philadelphia 76ers speaks with Ben Simmons.

FILE – Head coach Doc Rivers of the Philadelphia 76ers speaks with Ben Simmons. Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Representatives for Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers had a brief sitdown Wednesday but there was no change in position on either side, ESPN reported.

The All-Star guard demanded a trade during the offseason, but the 76ers (23-16) are holding firm that any deal shipping Simmons out of Philly must bring an equal caliber player in return.

President of basketball operations Daryl Morey and general manager Elton Brand huddled with Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul, ESPN reported, with the NBA trade deadline one month away. Sources told ESPN the meeting took place at a Philadelphia restaurant and Morey informed Paul any trade must improve the 76ers.

ESPN reported the asking price for Simmons has…

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