Sports Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Play video content TMZSports.com Ben Simmons may not be getting shipped out of Philly after all, ’cause Sixers head coach Doc Rivers tells TMZ Sports he absolutely LOVES the hooper … and wants him to stay put. Of course, there’s speculation the 24-year-old could be traded this offseason … after Philly got booted from the playoffs in the Eastern Conference semifinals for the third time in four seasons. Simmons was heavily criticized for his play throughout the playoffs after going 34% from the charity stripe … and many believe the guy has to put in some serious work on his shot in the offseason. On top of that, Simmons was ripped for passing up on a potential game-tying dunk late in Game 7 against the Hawks. But, Doc is having none of that talk … giving nothing but high praise for the former #1 overall pick. “Ben’s great,” Rivers told us in Beverly Hills this week. “I want him back. He’s terrific. He’ll be great.” “I think he doesn’t need a lot of fixing. He’s gonna be great for us. He’ll be great.” While Rivers is voicing his support for Simmons, it doesn’t mean a trade won’t go down … but it’s nice to see the coach stick with his guy. We also had to ask about the Clippers’ recent playoff run … and Rivers has nothing but positive words for coach Ty Lue. This article was originally published by Tmz.com. Read the original article here. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Products You May Like Ads by AmazonArticles You May Like Kelly Rowland Says Chris Brown Deserves Grace, Forgiveness | TMZ Floyd Mayweather Drops $3.1 Million On Art At Art Basel In Miami Elton John Concert Beating ‘Victims’ Were the Aggressors, Attorney for Puncher Claims Mark Cuban Not Jumping Ship On Crypto Amid FTX Scandal Pet Shop Owner In ‘Best In Show’ ‘Memba Him?!