Report: Sixers not paying Ben Simmons $8.25 million check owed to him

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The Philadelphia 76ers and Ben Simmons have been in a statement recently as the Sixers begin training camp for the 2021-22 season. Simmons has yet to report as he continues his holdout for the trade he has requested and the situation continues to get ugly.

With Simmons due $8.25 million of his contract on Friday, the Sixers have taken the first step of his punishment for not showing up to work. The Sixers will not pay Simmons this installment of his check in an effort to get him to at least show up to work.

Per Shams Charania, Simmons fully understands the ramifications of his actions and he will still holdout until he gets his trade.

It appears that this will continue on for a little while longer as the Sixers still want to try and bring him back at least for a little bit. The trade market is not there at the moment and they want him to at least be with the team. This refusal to pay him is the first step towards that goal of bringing him to the team.

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