Ben Simmons refuses to meet with his teammates

The half day of the franchises is this Monday and the training camps, the first contact of the teams, on Tuesday. And Philadelphia has a problem called Ben Simmons, who will not be in either one or the other match.. That is clear: the point guard (25 years and 2.11 meters) has rebelled and has made the decision never to play again with the Sixers, his team, with which he signed a contract in July 2019 for 177 million of dollars until 2025 and that began to be collected last season.

A harmful scenario, for him and for the franchise, well both actors want a solved way out and with the Australian refusing to play, the offers may or may not be attractive enough (for which I am going to give a lot, if it is a sale product) for the Sixers to accept. At the moment, and according to Shams Charania (The Athletic), there are franchises that have already shown interest… although their operations have not come to fruition.

Rejection of their peers

The American journalist himself assured that the tense relationship between organization and player has been transferred to the squad: his teammates wanted to travel to Los Angeles, where Simmons is located, to meet him and try to convince him to return to the fold. His answer was that they did not come, that he did not want any kind of meeting with them because he was not going to change his mind.

Who were willing to travel from Philadelphia to the Los Angeles city? Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris and Matisse Thybulle, the first swords, and much of the team (some considered friends by Simmons) were willing to move before the aussie reject them.

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Resistance can cost Simmons dearly, as the CBA and contracts provide a powerful weapon to the Sixers: Players commit, by signing, to serve their team exclusively, so if the player breaches it, you may face financial penalties and have your salary withheld. In summary, the point guard can face fines ranging from 227,000 euros for missing each training session to a total of 1.3 million if he does not appear at any one and also causes a loss in the preseason.

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