Simmons wants a trade, something Rivers confirmed was communicated to the team. Yet, Rivers explained that the team is not giving up on Simmons.
“Ben has a long contract. It’s in our hands and we want him back,” Rivers said.
Rivers also explained that his previous comments about his uncertainty about whether or not Simmons could be a championship point guard were misrepresented.
“We can win a title with Ben Simmons,” Rivers continued.