What began as a friendly parting of the roads now threatens to enter a turbulent phase. These days there is no talk of anything other than Ben Simmons’ declaration in absentia refusing to participate in the training camp of the Sixers. At first the news was not a surprise for the management led by Daryl Morey, but the player’s firm decision has put the franchise between a rock and a hard place with the clock devouring the days. Simmons’ statements collide head-on with the team’s ambitions when it comes to getting a slice of his transfer, as publicizing the desire to leave reduces his market value while rushing the Sixers to build their roster for the start. it’s from the season.
For this reason, the Pennsylvania team has considered financially penalizing its player if he finally fulfills his promise. A few days ago, Mount Poole filtered on the NBC that the Sixers are frustrated by the behavior of Simmons, who has also felt undervalued by his coach and the organization environment in recent months. There is still nothing firm regarding the fines that the franchise could exercise for each training that the Australian misses, but his environment says they are prepared. As Brian Windhorst recounts in his latest podcast for ESPN, the estimated figure of each punishment would be about $ 25,000 that Simmons would have already assumed in a face-to-face meeting with Josh Harris, owner of the Sixers.
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