Embiid Hopes ‘Everyone Is Back’ One Day After Simmons Trade Request

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If Joel Embiid has his way, the Philadelphia 76ers will run things back next season. One day after a report came out saying that Ben Simmons told Sixers coach Doc Rivers and a collection of folks in the team’s front office that he would like a trade and does not plan on reporting to training camp, Embiid took to Twitter to indicate that he would prefer that does not happen.

Embiid made it a point to respond to a USA Today Sports report that there’s a growing rift between himself and Simmons. The 2020-21 NBA MVP runner-up stressed that he believes he is being used “to push people’s agendas” before diving into his relationship with Simmons and how he believes that the team’s inability to make it out of the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs this past season was “on me personally.”

While he was critical of Simmons passing up a dunk in the team’s Game 7 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, Embiid hasn’t spoken out about the goings on with Simmons this offseason. He did take to Twitter in the aftermath of the report of his running mate’s desire to leave Philly, he was more interested in trying to suss out what his favorite soccer team, Real Madrid, was going to do as the transfer window in Europe came to a close.

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