Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons wants to leave the team. It was announced that Simmons informed management that he no longer wanted to stay with the team and that he had no intention of attending training camp.
Ben Simmons has asked Philadelphia 76ers management for his trade and looks set to leave the team. #NBA
It is stated that Simmons met with 76ers managing partner Josh Harris, team president Daryl Morey, general manager Elton Brand and head coach Doc Rivers in Los Angeles last week.
It was also said that the Australian player, who has four seasons and $147 million left on his deal, is ready to accept the consequences of a fine for currently reporting to the camp.
The 76ers were attempting to trade Simmons for the second time since December, when his league trade value has plummeted.
It was one of the situations that was reflected in the media recently when the star player, whose name was mentioned with many teams during the summer period, also cut off communication with team managers and friends in the Philadelphia team.
Ben Simmons is ready to give anything to leave the team
According to the news in the US press, Ben Simmons is not a fan of staying with the Philadelphia 76ers and at this point he took his step. It is stated that Simmons has submitted his request to the Sixers management for the trade.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Simmons said at the Sixers summit (managing partner Josh Harris, president Daryl Morey, general manager Elton Brand and coach Doc Rivers) that he no longer wants to be a part of the team.
Managers and coach Rivers said they expected him to be part of the training camp, which begins September 28, while Simmons said he was not considering staying with the Sixers until then.
There were reports of Philadelphia’s willingness to trade with Ben Simmons, one of the busiest agenda items this summer.