PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ben Simmons did not report to Sixers training camp on Monday. The team held their Media Day on Monday to mark the start of training camp on Tuesday.SEPTA Union Unanimously Approves Strike If Deal Isn't Reached
Simmons has four years and $147 million left on the contract extension that he signed in July of 2019.
“Ben is a very good player, a big part of this team,” 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey said. “We’re disappointed he’s not here. We’re making our choices but we’re excited, we’re very excited about the players who are here.”READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Chance Of Severe Weather As Parts Of Region Could See Up To 3 Inches Of Rain
The Sixers can fine Simmons for not showing up on Monday and for missed practices going forward.
If Simmons doesn’t show for the preseason opener on Oct. 4, Simmons can be suspended.MORE NEWS: Lower Merion Police Help Dog Walkers Become More Aware, Alert While On Walks
Philadelphia will open its preseason schedule on Oct. 4 in Toronto against the Raptors, while the regular season will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 20 in New Orleans against the Pelicans.