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76ers’ Simmons wants out

All-Star point guard Ben Simmons informed the Philadelphia 76ers that he wants out and will not report to the team’s training camp, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Tuesday. The Sixers and Simmons appeared headed for a sour parting after Philadelphia bowed out in the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals in June and Simmons received blame from coach Doc Rivers and teammate Joel Embiid. Though the 2016 No. 1 overall pick is considered a talented playmaker and defender, his inability — or unwillingness — to take shots reared its head during the series loss to the Atlanta Hawks.


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