Ben Simmons has been fined again by the Sixers, and the star is expected to ‘Ramp Back Up.’


Ben Simmons has been fined again by the Sixers, and the star is expected to ‘Ramp Back Up.’

The Ben Simmons-Philadelphia 76ers stalemate shows no signs of ending anytime soon.

After refusing to join the team on their six-game road trip, the team has resumed fining their disgruntled star.

Simmons’ absence has been attributed to mental health issues.

Simmons believes the Sixers are trying to “force him back onto the floor despite his mental health concerns,” according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. They want proof that he is consulting a mental health specialist after he initially declined meeting with a team-appointed doctor.

On November 8, Simmons met with the Sixers’ mental health expert for one hour, according to Simmons’ agent Rich Paul.

Despite what some fans and the media believe, he isn’t faking his illness.

“The team’s position has been that Simmons should be expected to ramp back up and return to the court until they hear otherwise from their mental health specialist,” Charania said.

“As Simmons’ agent Rich Paul told me last week, this isn’t about a trade; it’s about Simmons getting the help he needs off the court.”

However, the fines and stalemate will continue for the time being.”

According to sources, Ben Simmons has been fined by the Philadelphia 76ers for failing to travel on their six-game road trip.

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16 November 2021 — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania)

Simmons is expected to lose (dollar)360,000 per game, totaling (dollar)2.16 million by the end of the road trip.

For missed meetings and practices, the Sixers could levy additional fines.

He last joined his teammates for a film session prior to the game against Toronto on November 11, but he did not stay for the game.

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Joel Embiid is no longer with the Sixers.

All-Star center Joel Embiid has been ruled out of Philadelphia’s game in Utah on Tuesday night (November 16).

The Sixers will also be without guard Matisse Thybulle (COVID-19), forward Danny Green (hamstring), and Simmons, who is still fighting the team publicly.

Embiid hasn’t played since November 6, when he had 30 points and 16 rebounds in a game for the Sixers.

Without the big man in the lineup, the team has lost four straight games.

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“I was shocked,” says Seth Curry.

“I thought it was a joke at first,” Andre Drummond says.

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