Just like the 76ers are done with Ben Simmons, he is also done with them.
According to a report, the Sixers star has cutoff all communication with Philadelphia, only going through his agent, as he makes his push to play for the Golden State Wariors. The below report also says he has zero leverage to determine where he wants to go.
Ever since Ben Simmons’ disappearing act in the Philadelphia 76ers shocking Eastern Conference semifinal loss to the Atlanta Hawks, the trade rumors have been flying non-stop. However, the team wants too much in a trade for him, and no team is willing to give up so much draft capital for a guy who has not improved his offensive game at all.
He’s a former Rookie of the Year, a three-time All-Star, and named All-Defensive twice. This season, Simmons was runner-up behind Rudy Gobert in the Defensive Player of the Year balloting. He brings a lot to the table, but is nowhere close to being a jump shooter.
Simmons has attempted only 2.8% of his shots from outside of 10 feet. This past season, that number was 2.0%.
He shot an incredible 60% from the floor in the series against Hawks, but he only took 6.4 shots per game. To top it off, he was horrendous from the free throw line as he went 15-45. And over the final five games of the series, he didn’t attempt a single shot in the fourth quarter, even passing up a wide-open dunk at one point.
The divorce between the two sides needs to happen.
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