Report: 76ers, Simmons have 'progressed' in talks for him to return to team

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The likelihood of Ben Simmons returning to the Philadelphia 76ers has increased, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Woj reports talks between the Sixers and Simmons' agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports have progressed and the chances of him returning to Philadelphia have increased, although Philadelphia continues to canvass the NBA for possible trades in the meantime.

Shams Charania of The Athletic reports the Sixers and Paul have "been working around the clock" to find a resolution for him to return to the team.

SI's Chris Mannix says a Simmons return to Philadelphia was "inevitable."

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