By Jerry Wein

During an appearance on “NBA Today,” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said teams are aware that Ben Simmons is just attempting to force the Sixers to trade him.

“There’s still interest in Ben Simmons around the league,” Wojnarowski said.

“Other teams know that this is part of an act. This is part of a process that Ben Simmons is going through to try to accelerate a trade.”

The Sixers suspended Simmons for one game for conduct detrimental to the team.

He was kicked out of practice yesterday by coach Doc Rivers for reportedly refusing to participate in drills.