After all the off season drama, it looks like the actual season isn’t off to a stable start for Simmons and the 76ers, as Doc Rivers confirms he’s suspended the star player for their season opener, slated for Wednesday night against the Pelicans.
There is little reporting on what actually occurred, but it sounds like it was during a defensive drill where Simmons didn’t take part, angering Doc.
“He was a distraction today, I didn’t think he wanted to do what everybody else was doing. It was early, it wasn’t a big deal. I just told him, he should leave then, and we went on with practice.” Doc Rivers said of the incident.
So make of this what you will, but it’s certainly not a good omen for the 76ers and they open up the 21-22 season.