REPORT: Sixers Fine Ben Simmons $360K For Missing Matchup Against Pistons

Philadelphia 76ers’ Daryl Morey cautioned everybody that the circumstance in between the group and Ben Simmons was going to choose a long period of time. Turns out he was not joking.

The yank of war in between Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers continued today as the group has actually apparently fined their All-Star guard $360,000 after missing out on Thursday night’s video game versus the Detroit Pistons according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski

Wojnarowski reports that the Sixers will resume the fines till Simmons begins “cooperating” with group doctors on his psychological health together with finishing other “basketball-related obligations.” Sources claim that the Sixers will position Simmons’ future income into an escrow account.

Last month, there were reports that Simmons had actually met doctor, colleagues and head coach Doc Rivers and has actually revealed that he’s not “mentally ready” to play. ESPN reports that because the summer season, he has actually been dealing with psychological health experts through the NBPA. They likewise report that while he has actually appeared regularly to the group’s center for “some daily basketball activity” with particular coaches and colleagues, he has actually apparently been “unwilling to share information on his course of action in pursuing mental health treatment.”

Simmons was runner-up for the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 and is a three-time All-Star. His profession averages stand at 15.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 7.7 helps.

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