Ben Simmons' talent as an NBA player has never been in doubt. His character, on the other hand, is a whole different story. Even so, the Philadelphia 76ers stood by his side through thick and thin, but it seems like he's not looking forward to paying back that trust.
Simmons is reportedly ready to move on and leave the City of Brotherly Love. He's not reporting back to the team or even his co-star Joel Embiid and it seems like he's made a decision already.
Ben was one of the guys to blame for yet another meltdown in the playoffs, but rather than holding himself accountable and just working on his flaws, he's going to throw a tantrum and force a trade.
Rumors: Ben Simmons May Not Show Up To Sixers Training Camp
"One scout I spoke to said they wouldn’t be surprised if Simmons considers not showing up to training camp if he hasn’t been traded," reported Paolo Ugetti, which further confirms what Kendrick Perkins said a couple of weeks ago.
"Ben Simmons is not answering the phone calls. He don’t wanna be with the 76ers, and from what I heard, he’s willing to not report to training camp. And will go as far as it takes to get out of Philly, so I say where there’s smoke, there’s fire," Perkins said on ESPN's The Jump.
The Sixers have one of the best rosters in the Eastern Conference and could be a championship contender if Simmons could knock down a couple of free throws. Now, he's ready to bail out on the team that stood by him.
Simmons will have plenty of takers, that's for sure. Nonetheless, the problem is that no one is willing to meet Daryl Morey's steep asking price for him and this situation is only going to lower his trade value even more.