ESPN Sources: Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons will not report for opening of training camp next week and intends to never play another game for the franchise. Simmons hasn’t spoken to team since a late August meeting when he communicated this message to Sixers officials.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN
ANALYSIS: It has been rumored Simmons would skip training camp for a while now, but this is another, more explicit report. Wojnarowski also added that Simmons "is clearly aware of sanctions available to organization to fine and suspend him, including withholding of salary. But so far, Simmons appears willing to carry out a plan of forcing his way to a new team."
Wojnarowski additonally reported that the Sixers have not found any trade they are willing to make for Simmons yet. NBA training camps can begin Sept. 28.