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BenWatch: Unidentified Pocket Object

4:25 PM EDT on October 18, 2021

There's one way to tell this story: Having ended his holdout last week, Ben Simmons attended Sixers practice on Monday for the second consecutive day, and was seen participating in drills with the team. Wow! What a warm reunion.

This elides a few crucial details. Such as the fact that Simmons does not look terribly engaged in this drill:

Which is supported by the fact that he participated in the drill while carrying some sort of large object—a wallet? Phone? A big candy bar?—in his pocket.

And is logging no more time around his teammates than the absolute minimum:

Well, he's at least physically there.

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