These comments, following the athlete’s statement about the Simpsons, make him feel that his relationship with Empit “drove its course.” Simmons has not yet arrived at training camp and wants to wait until he is traded.
Empit told reporters at the training camp on Thursday, “The situation is disappointing and almost disrespectful to all the comrades who are fighting for their lives.
Empit also rejected Simmons ‘belief that the Sixers had chosen to build around him in a way that did not suit Simmons’ style of play, arguing that the team had always tried to embrace him.
“I feel like our teams are built, even if it requires five or so shots, like everything, I feel [Simmons] Has always been here. We still have, “said Empit.” Our teams are always built around your needs. “
Empit mentioned about the Sixers offseason when he signed in 2019 Al Harford A great deal and they allowed Jimmy Butler The Miami Heat went on to be another example of how Philadelphia moved in Simmons ’mind.
“It was a little surprising to see,” Empit said of the report. “We’ll say it, why did we hire Alva. We fired Jimmy, I think it’s still wrong, to make sure of that. [Simmons] He needed the ball in hand. That was the decision they made. Like I said, amazing. “
While Empit reaffirmed his belief that the Sixers are better with the Simpsons, he said it was time to focus on the team in question.
“We have a great team with him, no question about it. We still hope he changes his mind, but we have to worry about being here.”
Simmons has four years left on his maximum contract and $ 147 million, including $ 33 million for 2021-22. If the Sixers decide to exclude him, Simmons will lose $ 227,000 per show and regular season game, through the twentieth game of the season. For games 21-82, that number increases to $ 300,000.
Bobby Marks of ESPN contributed to this report.