NBA all-star Ben Simmons reportedly won’t be reporting to Philadelphia 76ers’ training camp next week and may be searching for a new team to continue his NBA career, multiple news outlets reported, following the 76ers poor end to the playoffs last season, which Simmons took the brunt of the blame for.
Simmons met with the team in late August and told team officials that he was planning to not play another game with the 76ers franchise, sources told ESPN.
This followed a disappointing playoffs series for the top-seeded 76ers in June when they were eliminated in the second-round by the Atlanta Hawks.
Fans and, reportedly, team members placed the blame on Simmons for the team’s exit after he shot 34% from the free-throw line during the playoffs and spent time on the bench after being reluctant to take shots late in games, according to AP.
This is a developing story.