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For their season-opening game in New Orleans on Wednesday night The 76ers announced late in Tuesday’s practice that Simmons has been suspended. For conduct detrimental to the team.

Simmons was thrown out of practice by Rivers after he declined several times to sub in for a drill.

“I just thought he was a distraction today,” Rivers said Tuesday after practice. “I didn’t think he wanted to do what everybody else was doing. It was early. It wasn’t a big deal. I just told him he should leave. We went on with practice.”

Doc Rivers, on Ben Simmons

By being suspended for Wednesday’s game, Simmons will lose roughly another $227,000. Simmons was already fined $1.4 million for his absence from four preseason games ($360,000 each) and plus numerous team fines for missed practices since his return Oct. 11.

Simmons practiced with the team Sunday and Monday before being tossed from Tuesday’s practice. He has been refusing to mentally or physically engage with the Sixers. Simmons seems he wants to be traded after attempting to force the 76ers to make a deal by holding out for the first two weeks of training camp.

Since returning to the team, Simmons has not said anything publicly or spoken to the media, since that Game 7 loss.

“Every day, every single moment, I’m going to give Ben a chance to join the team, and be part of the team,” Rivers said.

Doc Rivers, on Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons has four years and $147 million left on his contract when he decided he wanted a trade.

Without Simmons, Tyrese Maxey will have to lead the Sixers’ as lead ball handler.

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