Ben Simmons Told Philadelphia 76ers he’s Not ‘Prepared Mentally’ to Play

Jan 23, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) gets defended by Detroit Pistons forward Saddiq Bey (41) during the second quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY SportsMaybe Ben Simmons needs to trust the process?

The disgruntled Philadelphia 76ers point guard met with head coach Doc Rivers, center Joel Embiid and the rest of the team on Friday, and said he wants to play, but needs time because he is not “prepared mentally,” according to The Athletic.

In the Friday meeting, Simmons “accepted everyone needs to take responsibility, including himself,” per the report.

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SOURCE: The New York Post, Jenna Lemoncelli