Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons has made known his displeasure with the Philadelphia 76ers, after he requested a trade over the summer. He skipped all of training camp, but then reported to the team recently. But since then, it has not been without drama, as Simmons appeared disinterested when he was participating and skipped the team huddle after they broke practice.

Ray Allen on Ben Simmons: No excuse why he can’t develop a shot > USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos "> See more videos > > > > > What to watch next
  • The Broncos are a lock for NFL Week 6 | Lorenzo's Locks The Broncos are a lock for NFL Week 6 | Lorenzo's Locks>

    The Broncos are a lock for NFL Week 6 | Lorenzo's Locks

    USA TODAY SPORTS Logo USA TODAY SPORTS
  • The Titans are a lock for NFL Week 5 | Lorenzo's Locks The Titans are a lock for NFL Week 5 | Lorenzo's Locks>

    The Titans are a lock for NFL Week 5 | Lorenzo's Locks

    USA TODAY SPORTS Logo USA TODAY SPORTS
  • Raiders' owner Mark Davis was stunned by emails, still admires Gruden Raiders' owner Mark Davis was stunned by emails, still admires Gruden>

    Raiders' owner Mark Davis was stunned by emails, still admires Gruden

    USA TODAY SPORTS Logo USA TODAY SPORTS
  • Why Ohio State's C.J. Stroud is a top quarterback in college football Why Ohio State's C.J. Stroud is a top quarterback in college football>

    Why Ohio State's C.J. Stroud is a top quarterback in college football

    USA TODAY SPORTS Logo USA TODAY SPORTS
  • Jon Gruden's tarnished legacy and its impact on the NFL Jon Gruden's tarnished legacy and its impact on the NFL>

    Jon Gruden's tarnished legacy and its impact on the NFL

    USA TODAY SPORTS Logo USA TODAY SPORTS
  • Jon Gruden, Raiders coach, resigns after reports of homophobic, misogynistic comments Jon Gruden, Raiders coach, resigns after reports of homophobic, misogynistic comments>

    Jon Gruden, Raiders coach, resigns after reports of homophobic, misogynistic comments

    USA TODAY SPORTS Logo USA TODAY SPORTS
  • NFL week 5 power rankings: Are the Bills the best team in the AFC? NFL week 5 power rankings: Are the Bills the best team in the AFC?>

    NFL week 5 power rankings: Are the Bills the best team in the AFC?

    USA TODAY SPORTS Logo USA TODAY SPORTS
  • AFC Week 5 overreactions: Bills are now the class of the AFC AFC Week 5 overreactions: Bills are now the class of the AFC>

    AFC Week 5 overreactions: Bills are now the class of the AFC

    USA TODAY SPORTS Logo USA TODAY SPORTS
  • How Joe Buck stays at his best during this crazy stretch of October sports How Joe Buck stays at his best during this crazy stretch of October sports>

    How Joe Buck stays at his best during this crazy stretch of October sports

    USA TODAY SPORTS Logo USA TODAY SPORTS
  • NFC Week 5 overreactions: Giants have to stomach another lost season NFC Week 5 overreactions: Giants have to stomach another lost season>

    NFC Week 5 overreactions: Giants have to stomach another lost season

    USA TODAY SPORTS Logo USA TODAY SPORTS
  • Drew Brees believes Saints and Michael Thomas can still work long-term Drew Brees believes Saints and Michael Thomas can still work long-term>

    Drew Brees believes Saints and Michael Thomas can still work long-term

    USA TODAY SPORTS Logo USA TODAY SPORTS
  • Detroit Lions fans learning a lot about 2021 team, Dan Campbell with another tough loss Detroit Lions fans learning a lot about 2021 team, Dan Campbell with another tough loss>

    Detroit Lions fans learning a lot about 2021 team, Dan Campbell with another tough loss

    USA TODAY SPORTS Logo USA TODAY SPORTS
  • Wild shot: Should the Nets trade Kyrie Irving for Ben Simmons? Wild shot: Should the Nets trade Kyrie Irving for Ben Simmons?>

    Wild shot: Should the Nets trade Kyrie Irving for Ben Simmons?

    USA TODAY SPORTS Logo USA TODAY SPORTS
  • Alabama falls from #1 in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll Alabama falls from #1 in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll>

    Alabama falls from #1 in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

    USA TODAY SPORTS Logo USA TODAY SPORTS
  • Can the Bills get a statement win against the Chiefs? | On Site Can the Bills get a statement win against the Chiefs? | On Site>

    Can the Bills get a statement win against the Chiefs? | On Site

    USA TODAY SPORTS Logo USA TODAY SPORTS
  • Nico Ragaini, the low-key hero of Iowa's win against Penn State Nico Ragaini, the low-key hero of Iowa's win against Penn State>

    Nico Ragaini, the low-key hero of Iowa's win against Penn State

    USA TODAY SPORTS Logo USA TODAY SPORTS
> > > > >
  • The Broncos are a lock for NFL Week 6 | Lorenzo's Locks The Broncos are a lock for NFL Week 6 | Lorenzo's Locks> The Broncos are a lock for NFL Week 6 | Lorenzo's Locks The Broncos are a lock for NFL Week 6 | Lorenzo's Locks USA TODAY SPORTS Logo USA TODAY SPORTS
  • The Titans are a lock for NFL Week 5 | Lorenzo's Locks The Titans are a lock for NFL Week 5 | Lorenzo's Locks> The Titans are a lock for NFL Week 5 | Lorenzo's Locks The Titans are a lock for NFL Week 5 | Lorenzo's Locks USA TODAY SPORTS Logo USA TODAY SPORTS
  • Raiders' owner Mark Davis was stunned by emails, still admires Gruden Raiders' owner Mark Davis was stunned by emails, still admires Gruden> Raiders' owner Mark Davis was stunned by emails, still admires Gruden Raiders' owner Mark Davis was stunned by emails, still admires Gruden USA TODAY SPORTS Logo USA TODAY SPORTS
UP NEXT UP NEXT Ben Simmons takes part in a practice at the NBA basketball team's facility. © Matt Rourke, AP Ben Simmons takes part in a practice at the NBA basketball team's facility.

The 76ers, which entered last season with NBA Finals aspirations, finished first in the Eastern Conference with a 49-23 record. They cruised through the first round, beating the Washington Wizards. Philadelphia then fell, however, to the Atlanta Hawks in seven games in the Eastern Conference semifinals. 

Now, there's doubt about whether Simmons will play again for the 76ers and it could affect the team's chemistry and hopes for a deep playoff run.

From NFL plays to college sports scores, all the top sports news you need to know every day.

Here's everything we know.

Why was Simmons suspended?

On Tuesday, the 76ers announced they were suspending Simmons for one game for conduct detrimental to the team. Simmons was thrown out of practice for not being engaged.

“I thought he was a distraction,” Sixers coach Doc Rivers told reporters after practice. “I didn’t think he wanted to do what everyone else was doing. It was early. It wasn’t a big deal. I just told him he should leave then, and we went on with practice.”

When will Simmons play?

Simmons will miss at least the first game of the 76ers' season, which will take place Wednesday night at the New Orleans Pelicans because of the suspension. It is unclear if — based on the time Simmons missed over the offseason and his practice participation — 76ers coach will ask Simmons to suit up for future Philadelphia games. After their opener, the 76ers play next at home on Friday, against the Brooklyn Nets.

What happened at Simmons' first practice with the team?

After reporting to the 76ers last week, reporters on hand for media availability at Simmons' first practice saw that Simmons had a cellphone in his pocket while the team worked on light defensive drills. He also did not participate in the team huddle.

As most Philadelphia players stayed on the court to continue shooting around, Simmons walked off and went into the locker room.

What are Simmons' teammates saying about the situation?

Simmons appears to have lost any support from his teammates, who have constantly had to answer questions about his involvement with the team. 

"At the end of the day, our job is not to babysit somebody," star 76ers center Joel Embiid said Tuesday after practice. "We get paid to produce on the court, go out, play hard, win some games. That's what we get paid for. We don't get paid to come out here and try to babysit somebody. That's not our job. I'm sure my teammates feel that way.

"At this point, I don't care about that man. He does whatever he wants. ... Our chemistry has been excellent despite everything that's been happening the last few months. Like I said, I don't really care." 

Embiid also said then that he has not spoken to Simmons since he reported to the team over the weekend.

Earlier in the month, Embiid called the situation "weird, disappointing" and "borderline disrespectful."

What is this issue all about?

Simmons requested a trade over the summer due to his displeasure with comments Embiid and Rivers made after the team's loss to the Hawks in the Eastern Conference semifinals last season. 

Asked after the season-ending Atlanta game if Simmons was capable of being a point guard for a championship team, Rivers said, “I don’t know the answer to that right now.”

Simmons has missed close to $1 million in lost salary and fines for his holdout. 

What is Simmons' contract status with the 76ers?

Simmons is entering the second year of a five-year $177.2 million deal.

What's next in this situation?

It is becoming increasingly apparent that any reconciliation will be unlikely and that Simmons may be simply forcing his way out of Philadelphia. The 76ers still have a talented roster and cannot afford to play a key player whose commitment is called into question.

President of basketball operations Daryl Morey has been unable to find a suitable trade, and while Morey and Rivers have maintained they want Simmons on the court, the trade request coupled with back-and-forths publicly and anonymously have put the team in an untenable situation.

Contributing: Jeff Zillgitt

>Full screen 1/65 SLIDES © Geoff Burke, USA TODAY Sports
The NBA offseason was hectic as usual, and even though there weren't many huge names on the move, plenty of notable players changed teams for the 2021-22 season.
2/65 SLIDES © Stephen Lew, USA TODAY Sports
Eric Bledsoe — Old team: Pelicans. New team: Clippers (via Grizzlies).
3/65 SLIDES © Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports
Patrick Beverley — Old team: Clippers. New team: Grizzlies.
4/65 SLIDES © Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports
Daniel Oturu — Old team: Clippers. New team: Grizzlies.
Slideshow continues on the next slide 5/65 SLIDES © Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports
Rajon Rondo — Old team: Clippers. New team: Grizzlies.
6/65 SLIDES © Bill Streicher, USA TODAY Sports
Russell Westbrook — Old team: Wizards. New team: Lakers.
7/65 SLIDES © Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports
Kyle Lowry — Old team: Raptors. New team: Heat.
8/65 SLIDES © Nell Redmond, USA TODAY Sports
Kemba Walker — Old team: Celtics. New team: Knicks.
9/65 SLIDES © Daniel Dunn, USA TODAY Sports
DeMar DeRozan — Old team: Spurs. New team: Bulls.
Slideshow continues on the next slide 10/65 SLIDES © Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports
Spencer Dinwiddie — Old team: Nets. New team: Wizards.
11/65 SLIDES © Scott Wachter, USA TODAY Sports
Patty Mills — Old team: Spurs. New team: Nets.
12/65 SLIDES © Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports
P.J. Tucker — Old team: Bucks. New team: Heat.
13/65 SLIDES © Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports
Dennis Schroder — Old team: Lakers. New team: Celtics.
14/65 SLIDES © Soobum Im, USA TODAY Sports
Lonzo Ball — Old team: Pelicans. New team: Bulls.
Slideshow continues on the next slide 15/65 SLIDES © Steve Dykes, USA TODAY Sports
Carmelo Anthony — Old team: Trail Blazers. New team: Lakers.
16/65 SLIDES © Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports
Jeff Green — Old team: Nets. New team: Nuggets.
17/65 SLIDES © Sam Navarro, USA TODAY Sports
Goran Dragic — Old team: Heat. New team: Raptors.
18/65 SLIDES © Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports
Evan Fournier — Old team: Celtics. New team: Knicks.
19/65 SLIDES © Wendell Cruz, USA TODAY Sports
Landry Shamet — Old team: Nets. New team: Suns.
20/65 SLIDES © Rick Osentoski, USA TODAY Sports
Ricky Rubio — Old team: Timberwolves. New team: Cavaliers.
21/65 SLIDES © Sam Navarro, USA TODAY Sports
Andre Iguodala — Old team: Heat. New team: Warriors.
22/65 SLIDES © Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope — Old team: Lakers. New team: Wizards.
23/65 SLIDES © Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports
Kyle Kuzma — Old team: Lakers. New team: WIzards.
24/65 SLIDES © Bill Streicher, USA TODAY Sports
Dwight Howard — Old team: Sixers. New team: Lakers.
25/65 SLIDES © Daniel Dunn, USA TODAY Sports
Rudy Gay — Old team: Spurs. New team: Jazz.
26/65 SLIDES © Trevor Ruszkowski, USA TODAY Sports
Tristan Thompson — Old team: Celtics. New team: Kings.
27/65 SLIDES © Wendell Cruz, USA TODAY Sports
Alex Caruso — Old team: Lakers. New team: Bulls.
28/65 SLIDES © Adam Hunger, USA TODAY Sports
Steven Adams — Old team: Pelicans. New team: Grizzlies.
29/65 SLIDES © Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports
Jonas Valanciunas — Old team: Grizzlies. New team: Pelicans.
30/65 SLIDES © Tim Heitman, USA TODAY Sports
Josh Richardson — Old team: Mavericks. New team: Celtics.
31/65 SLIDES © David Richard, USA TODAY Sports
Daniel Theis — Old team: Bulls. New team: Rockets.
32/65 SLIDES © Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports
JaVale McGee — Old team: Nuggets. New team: Suns.
33/65 SLIDES © Ron Chenoy, USA TODAY Sports
Reggie Bullock — Old team: Knicks. New team: Mavericks.
34/65 SLIDES © Troy Babbitt, USA TODAY Sports
Kelly Olynyk — Old team: Rockets. New team: Pistons.
35/65 SLIDES © Bill Streicher, USA TODAY Sports
George Hill — Old team: Sixers. New team: Bucks.
36/65 SLIDES © Brad Mills, USA TODAY Sports
Robin Lopez — Old team: Wizards. New team: Magic.
37/65 SLIDES © Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports
Rodney Hood — Old team: Raptors. New team: Bucks.
38/65 SLIDES © Sam Sharpe, USA TODAY Sports
Malik Monk — Old team: Hornets. New team: Lakers.
39/65 SLIDES © Rhona Wise, USA TODAY Sports
Kendrick Nunn — Old team: Heat. New team: Lakers.
40/65 SLIDES © Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports
Montrezl Harrell — Old team: Lakers. New team: Wizards.
41/65 SLIDES © Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports
Al Horford — Old team: Thunder. New team: Celtics.
42/65 SLIDES © Joe Camporeale, USA TODAY Sports
Torrey Craig — Old team: Suns. New team: Pacers.
43/65 SLIDES © Jim Dedmon, USA TODAY Sports
Devonte' Graham — Old team: Hornets. New team: Pelicans.
44/65 SLIDES © Raj Mehta, USA TODAY Sports
Wayne Ellington — Old team: Pistons. New team: Lakers.
45/65 SLIDES © Nell Redmond, USA TODAY Sports
Cody Zeller — Old team: Hornets. New team: Trail Blazers.
46/65 SLIDES © Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports
Kelly Oubre Jr. — Old team: Warriors. New team: Hornets.
47/65 SLIDES © Gregory Fisher, USA TODAY Sports
Precious Achiuwa — Old team: Heat. New team: Raptors.
48/65 SLIDES © Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports
Kent Bazemore — Old team: Warriors. New team: Lakers.
49/65 SLIDES © Brad Mills, USA TODAY Sports
Ish Smith — Old team: Wizards. New team: Hornets.
50/65 SLIDES © Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports
Markieff Morris — Old team: Lakers. New team: Heat.
51/65 SLIDES © Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports
Andre Drummond — Old team: Lakers. New team: SIxers.
52/65 SLIDES © Jim Rassol, USA TODAY Sports
Derrick Favors — Old team: Jazz. New team: Thunder.
53/65 SLIDES © Doug McSchooler, USA TODAY Sports
Doug McDermott — Old team: Pacers. New team: Spurs.
54/65 SLIDES © Vincent Carchietta, USA TODAY Sports
Thaddeus Young — Old team: Bulls. New team: Spurs.
55/65 SLIDES © Kamil Krzaczynski, USA TODAY Sports
Otto Porter Jr. — Old team: Magic. New team: Warriors.
56/65 SLIDES © Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports
Mason Plumlee — Old team: Pistons. New team: Hornets.
57/65 SLIDES © Tim Fuller, USA TODAY Sports
Nemanja Bjelica — Old team: Heat. New team: Warriors.
58/65 SLIDES © Daniel Dunn, USA TODAY Sports
Taurean Prince — Old team: Cavaliers. New team: Timberwolves.
59/65 SLIDES © Bill Streicher, USA TODAY Sports
Sterling Brown — Old team: Rockets. New team: Mavericks.
60/65 SLIDES © Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports
Delon Wright — Old team: Kings. New team: Hawks.
61/65 SLIDES © Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports
Eric Paschall — Old team: Warriors. New team: Jazz.
62/65 SLIDES © Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports
Jevon Carter — Old team: Suns. New team: Nets.
63/65 SLIDES © David Richard, USA TODAY Sports
Semi Ojeleye — Old team: Celtics. New team: Bucks.
64/65 SLIDES © Raj Mehta, USA TODAY Sports
Kris Dunn — Old team: Hawks. New team: Celtics.
65/65 SLIDES © Jaime Valdez, USA TODAY Sports
Zach Collins — Old team: Trail Blazers. New team: Spurs.
65/65 SLIDES

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: What we know: The latest on disgruntled Ben Simmons' suspension from Philadelphia 76ers

Source : https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nba/what-we-know-the-latest-on-disgruntled-ben-simmons-suspension-from-philadelphia-76ers/ar-AAPKN6Z

15208
Daryl Morey — not Ben Simmons or Doc Rivers — should be getting the blame in Philadelphia

Source:Deadspin

Daryl Morey — not Ben Simmons or Doc Rivers — should be getting the blame in Philadelphia

Charles Barkley rips Ben Simmons and Sixers for current situation: Its a joke

Source:USA Today

Charles Barkley rips Ben Simmons and Sixers for current situation: Its a joke

Podcast: Turmoil surrounding Ben Simmons, Deandre Ayton, Marvin Bagley and NBA award predictions

Source:Yahoo

Podcast: Turmoil surrounding Ben Simmons, Deandre Ayton, Marvin Bagley and NBA award predictions