Simmons stand-off with 76ers takes ugly turn

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Ben Simmons' quest to find a caller NBA squad is heating up with reports the superstar Australian has informed the Philadelphia 76ers of his plans to beryllium retired the commencement of the play unless he's moved on.

Ever since the 76ers bowed retired during past year's playoff series, Simmons, who was heavy criticised for his side's unsuccessful bid against the Atlanta Hawks, has been pushing for a trade, with reports suggesting helium would adjacent beryllium consenting to bargain himself out.

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Highly-respected NBA newsman Adrian Wojnarowski contiguous revealed that the Simmons campy has informed the 76ers the 25-year-old's aboriginal is anyplace but Philadelphia.

"Ben Simmons volition not study for the opening of grooming campy adjacent week and intends to ne'er play different crippled for the franchise," Wojnarowski wrote for ESPN.

Ben Simmons of the 76ers (Getty)

"(He) wants a commercialized retired of Philadelphia and told absorption that helium has nary plans to deterioration an NBA azygous again until he's moved to a caller team, sources said.

"Simmons explained his stance to ownership and absorption successful a precocious August gathering and has had nary nonstop interaction with the organisation for weeks, sources said."

The study by Wojnarowski says that assuming Simmons follows done with his plans to beryllium out, the 76ers person the powerfulness to good the Australian up to $314,000 for each crippled missed.

The 25-year-old's narration with the 76ers appears irreparable which comes arsenic nary astonishment considering his ain coach, Doc Rivers, famously questioned the Australian's quality to pb a championship-winning squad by saying "I don't cognize the reply to that."

Ben Simmons (Getty)

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Simmons has 4 years to spell connected his max declaration and is owed $203 million.

While it's unclear what Philadelphia volition do, who are yet to beryllium wooed by immoderate imaginable commercialized packages, the likes of NBA teams Houston, Minnesota and Portland person been linked with a commercialized successful caller weeks.

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