Ben Simmons is not relenting on his demands for a trade as training camp approaches and according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the All-Star curbed his teammates’ attempts to meet with him as they tried to rectify the situation.
Media Day for the Sixers is on Monday and training camp for the club is set to begin on Tuesday. Simmons is not expected to be present for either.
Simmons Doesn’t Want to Play in Front of Philly Fans
Simmons not wanting to play in front of Philadelphia fans is a “factor” in him requesting a trade, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst (h/t The NBA Central).
“He doesn’t want to be in front of those fans…I don’t think he intends to ever show his face there again,” Windhorst said on SiriusXNBA.