76ers coach Doc Rivers kicked Ben Simmons out of practice on Tuesday and the suspension came shortly after, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
As a result, Simmons will miss the 76ers’ season opener in New Orleans on Wednesday night.
The three-time All-Star goaltender resisted training camp following his offseason commercial request. He showed up last week and trained on Sunday and Monday with the Sixers. He was due to train and speak to the media on Tuesday.
Simmons lingered outside the caucus, dribbled a basketball, and didn’t appear interested in a team caucus during Monday practice, where he didn’t practice with the first team.
The 25-year-old Australian player was four years old and $ 147 million on his max contract when he decided he wanted a trade.