Ben Simmons is on his way out of the Philadelphia 76ers. At this point, it feels like only a miracle would prevent him from parting ways with the Sixers in the offseason.
Previous reports suggested that Simmons has been ignoring calls from the Sixers and that he’s pretty much ghosted them as trade talks heat up. Philly veteran swingman Danny Green has decided to open up about this issue, and as it turns out, he hasn’t been in contact with Simmons as well:
“Last time I spoke to Ben was probably around the Fourth of July weekend,” Green said this week, via Justin Grasso of FanNation. “It was just early to try to give him his space. I know a lot of people, the media is on his head, a lot of people talking about him. Ben’s not a text type of guy, so I sent a text, and he’ll respond a little bit later randomly, but he’s more of a FaceTime type of guy. I haven’t spoken to him in a little while. I haven’t been able to FaceTime him. I have a lot going on with the wedding, so there’s a lot going on on my end as well.”
To be fair, it doesn’t sound like Green has put in a significant effort in trying to reach out to Simmons. As Green said, he also has a lot going on. The three-time NBA champ recently agreed to a new deal with the Sixers, and his free agency decision was one of the main things that kept him preoccupied over the past weeks.
Nevertheless, Green’s statement here all but confirms the rumor that Simmons has refused to make contact with the Sixers. It looks like the former Rookie of the Year is forcing his way out of Philadelphia, and he might just get his wish in the coming weeks.