By Jerry Wein
Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting that Sixers players wanted to travel to LA this week to meet with Ben Simmons and convince him to commit to the 2021-22 season with them, but they were informed not to come and that Simmons did not want to meet.
Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris and Matisse Thybulle were set travel to see Simmons before being turned away, sources said.
Multiple sources said Simmons didn’t want his teammates, some of whom he considers friends, to make the Philly-to-Los Angeles commute out of courtesy because he won’t change his mind on wanting a trade.
The 76ers’ training camp begins this upcoming week, with Media Day on Monday.