Ben Simmons issue 'borderline kind of disrespectful,' 76ers star Joel Embiid says

시몬스, 여러 보고서에 따르면, 플레이오프에서 실망스러운 성적을 낸 후 76ers에서 퇴장을 원합니다.. 더 애슬레틱 reported that Embiid, Tobias Harris and Matisse Thybulle were set to meet with Simmons in Los Angeles with hopes of changing his mind, but the Australian point guard rebuffed their idea.

더 많은 스포츠 범위를 보려면 여기를 클릭하십시오. .

필라델피아 76ers 센터 Joel Embiid (21, 왼쪽) and guard Ben Simmons (25, 권리) during the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings Feb. 9, 2021, at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, 캘리포니아.

필라델피아 76ers 센터 Joel Embiid (21, 왼쪽) and guard Ben Simmons (25, 권리) during the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings Feb. 9, 2021, at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, 캘리포니아. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

The Simmons drama is a cloud hanging over Philadelphia as the 2021-22 season nears the start. Embiid told the Philadelphia Inquirer he believes their relationship hasrun its course.

The situation is weird, disappointing, borderline kind of disrespectful to other guys that are out here fighting for their lives. Some guys rely on the team to be successful to stay in the league and make money somehow. Because if you’re on a winning team, you’re always gonna have a spot in the league, just because you’re on a winning team and you contributed,” Embiid told the newspaper.

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2 월 27, 2021; 필라델피아, 펜실베니아, 미국; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) and center Joel Embiid (21) look on during the third quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Wells Fargo Center.

2 월 27, 2021; 필라델피아, 펜실베니아, 미국; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) and center Joel Embiid (21) look on during the third quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

We are a better team with him. There’s no question about it. We still hope that he changes his mind [and rejoins the team], but I kind of owe it to these guys to just worry about what we have here. That’s the front office’s job to kind of figure it out, what’s gonna happen. That’s not my job. I’m not the GM. I’m not the owner. So that’s none of my business, honestly.

Embiid said he was “실망한” Simmons requested a trade.

Embiid and Simmons were the two major pieces of the so-called “방법” the 76ers were going through for a few consecutive seasons. Both players started their NBA careers with injuries but both players have been key to their small success.

The 76ers have made the playoffs four consecutive seasons but have not made it past the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons wipes his face after missing a pair of free-throws during the first half of Game 5 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks, 수요일, 유월 16, 2021, 필라델피아.

Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons wipes his face after missing a pair of free-throws during the first half of Game 5 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks, 수요일, 유월 16, 2021, 필라델피아. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

A change might be good for both parties, but unloading Simmons’ contract is going to be tough. He signed a five-year, $ 177.2 million deal in July 2019. He’s owed $ 33 million this season with his salary only increasing through the 2024-25 시즌.

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