By Jerry Wein
Ben Simmons is a no-show at Sixers camp because he wants a trade.
Preferably to a California team since he has bought a $17 million mansion in the LA burbs.
But there’s another California team in Sacramento, and crybaby Ben may get shipped there.
Let’s see how he likes one of the worst cities in the NBA for a couple of years!
Chris Broussard and Rob Parker explain on Fox Radio why Simmons needs to be careful what he wishes for when it comes to his trade demands, as the 76ers could easily ship him off to a team that will be far from contending for the next few years.
“Ben Simmons, be careful what you ask for. This scenario I’m about to paint, I don’t desire it to come true, but it’s very possible, maybe even likely.
“Say Ben Simmons is traded to Sacramento, Minnesota, some other also-ran in the NBA, most likely in the Western Conference.
“Let’s say he goes to Sacramento, and you miss the playoffs for the next 3-4 years, you don’t make the All-Star team.
“So now you’re in Sacramento, you’re not an All-Star, you’re not in the playoffs, you’re not on anybody’s radar, talk shows aren’t talking about you, your games aren’t on. You’re anonymous.
“Is that what you want?”