Elton Model would not need Ben Simmons assembly with Magic Johnson this summer season.

The 76ers star reportedly mentioned he was eager about exchanging “huge guard” secrets and techniques with the Lakers’ legend, Johnson revealed Sunday earlier than Philadelphia’s blowout win towards Los Angeles

After talking with Lakers GM Rob Pelinka, Model instructed ESPN the staff determined towards letting the 2 meet.

Elton Model tells ESPN: “No problem. I’ve an incredible relationship with Ben and Wealthy (Paul) and we anticipate him to be a Sixer for a very long time. He has taken curiosity in chatting with among the sport’s all-time greats and we’re supportive. I had transient dialogue with Rob Pelinka….”

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 11, 2019

Extra Model on Lakers/Simmons: “…who I’ve recognized for a very long time, however nothing is deliberate. Our collective focus is on making a postseason push. Once more, we’re not seating this, finish of story.”

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 11, 2019

Though it seems no assembly will happen, the NBA is reportedly investigating Simmons’ interplay with the Lakers to see if any guidelines had been violated.

NBA spokesman Mike Bass tells ESPN: “The league workplace is trying into whether or not any contact occurred between Ben Simmons and the Los Angeles Lakers that violated NBA guidelines.”

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 11, 2019

“(Simmons) reached out to me, to not me straight; to the Lakers to seek out out if we are able to get collectively this summer season,” Johnson mentioned Sunday. “I mentioned, ‘Hey, you have to clear that with the league,’ and if all people — the Sixers log off, we log off, the league indicators off — wonderful, I’ll try this.”

Los Angeles has been disciplined by the league earlier than. The franchise was fined $500,000 for tampering throughout its pursuit of Thunder star Paul George in August 2017. 

The 76ers surprisingly acquired ahead Tobias Harris from the Clippers earlier than the commerce deadline. They’re 2-Zero since making the transfer and can face the Celtics in TD Backyard on Tuesday.

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