Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons will not report to training camp opening next week and intends never to play another game for the franchise, sources told ESPN.
Simmons has not spoken with the team since a meeting in late August when he communicated the message to Sixers officials.
Simmons is clearly aware of the sanctions available to the organization to fine and suspend him, including withholding of wages. But so far, Simmons seems willing to carry out a plan to force his way into a new team.
The Sixers have yet to find a trade they are willing to make to move the player.