Doc Rivers may have been served his walking papers with the Los Angeles Clippers, but he did not stay without a job for very long. Rivers reached agreement on a five-year deal to become the next coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. It also means he will return to the Atlantic Division, where he will be a principal rival of the Boston Celtics, with whom Rivers won an NBA title in 2008 as coach.
Rivers takes over a Sixers team that lost in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs and continues to consider changes to a roster that Elton Brand remains determined to construct around All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.
Well, according to former professional basketball player Rashad Phillips, things may be changing drastically very soon.
The self-proclaimed NCAA /NBA prospect specialist sent Twitter into a frenzy when he said Doc Rivers will try and trade Ben Simmons to Minnesota for the No. 1 overall pick in order to take LaMelo Ball.
As expected, social media lost their minds: