The implications of a potential Ben Simmons camp holdout

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The implications of a potential Ben Simmons camp holdout
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Going from LeBron James’ anointed next man up to the next man out of town is a hard turn for Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons.

The 6-foot-10 point forward has been in the headlines as of late as new details in his trade saga have begun to emerge. Simmons has now made it known that he is willing to skip the beginning of training camp, according to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Bobby Marks.

A potential Simmons trade has reached an “impasse,” according to ESPN, as Sixer GM Daryl Morey waits for a suitable offer or a star – like Portland Trailblazer Damian Lillard or Washington Wizard Bradley Beal – to hit the market.

Should Simmons hold out of camp the Sixers have a few options, according to ESPN.

They could either fine Simmons up to 1/145th of his salary per day missed, or $227,613 per day, but they would have to suspend him to do so. This option is viewed as “the point of no return” and would cost the Sixers quite a bit of leverage in trade talks, according to ESPN.

They could also fine him in increments of $2,500 for each of the first three practices he misses, or a “reasonable” amount for additional misses.

The Sixers could also do nothing, which would likely lead to the league stepping in to stop it.

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