But after Philadelphia lost in the second round, Rivers said he wasn’t sure whether Simmons could be the point guard on a championship team.
Now, Simmons wants to be traded.
Apparently, Ben is upset. He’s upset that he feels like Doc threw him on the bus.
I think that was the last straw right there with Ben Simmons and the 76ers.
I doubt Simmons appreciated Rivers’ comments.
But I wouldn’t get too hung up on those remarks.
Simmons appears headed out of Philadelphia for numerous reasons. The central one: He and Embiid are not an optimal pairing on the court or off, a problem that has taken greater urgency as Embiid has become increasingly capable of leading a championship contender.
For what it’s worth, after his initial moment of honesty in frustration, Rivers spoke of a plan to help Simmons improve.
Simmons has been unresponsive.