Sixers News: Ben Simmons Trade Saga Worsens After Media Day Comments

Get to know all the latest news from the world of NBA surrounding Sixers marquee defender Ben Simmons.

Ben Simmons Trade Saga- Doc Rivers and Simmons
Ben Simmons Trade Saga- Doc Rivers and Simmons

Get to know about all the latest Sixers news here. NBA Fanatics will be aware upon the catastrophe in the Philadelphia 76ers these days. Lately, elite defender, Ben Simmons did not turn up in the Philadelphia 76ers’ players flight en route to Los Angeles. As a result, of which Joel Embiid, along with Doc Rivers and Daryl Morey decided to tell the Australian about the team’s feelings upon the same. 

The problem between Ben Simmons and the Sixers started when the Eastern Conference team got dumped in the playoffs by the underdogs Atlanta Hawks earlier this year. After not being able to turn his game ‘on’ on both ends of the courts, fans criticized Simmons for star-gazing during the game and not being able to lead his teammates efficiently. 

Philadelphia Sixers Respond to Ben Simmons’ Absence on Media Day 

Sixers News Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz
Sixers News Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz

With recent reports indicating Simmons already disconnected himself from the team, it appears the gap just got wider after media day, per Sam Amick of The Athletic. 

Fast forward to Monday afternoon, when Morey, Sixers coach Doc Rivers and marquee player Joel Embiid all spoke at length about Ben Simmons’ absence from their training camp during the team’s media day, and it should surprise no one that their messages fell flat when they reached the Simmons camp. If anything, it only added to the agitation. 

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Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons

None of the less, Simmons has already been trolled for his offensive skills throughout the previous season and even before that. But this could not undermine the fact that he is an elite defender who has helped the team in clutch situations with his presence inside the paint. 

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Ben Simmons

Having said that, Amick also reported that Australian playmaker, Ben Simmons no longer views Joel Embiid as an ideal tag team partner, owing to the latter’s playing style which the Philadelphia Sixers have catered to in recent years. The 6’10 charismatic guard remains steadfast in his desire to leave his current team anyhow. However, the Sixers have gone from rumors of asking for the moon and the stars in trades, to hoping that Simmons stays. That is all from the Ben Simmons Trade Saga for now.

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