RTotal upheaval between Ben Simmons and the Sixers. The point guard will not show up for the first training session, scheduled for next week, and he also has no intention of ever playing with the Philadelphia franchise again, according to ESPN journalist Adrian Wojnarowski. The player wants to be transferred and already made it known at the end of August that he has no plans to play again until he changes teams.
The main stumbling block for a transfer is financial. Simmons has four more years on his contract for a total of $ 147 million, including the $ 33 million to win next season. If you continue with your idea of not playing, the Sixers could fine you for each absence. The franchise has explored some transfer routes, but the offers they received were, according to the Sixers, disappointing for an All Star player.
Both Sixers president of operations Daryl Morey and coach Doc Rivers would have told Simmons that they were counting on him for the first practice session and for the rest of the season as Joel Embiid’s squire, something the point guard has already done. said he does not want to do.
The NBA collective bargaining agreement gives the Sixers the ability to withhold Simmons’ salary if he does not serve. In addition, the Sixers have their own set of rules, including fines for missing the media and every missed workout. Each game you miss can cost you $ 227,613.