Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers aren’t off to an important begin.

The workforce suspended Simmons for one sport and he’ll miss the season opener on Wednesday evening in opposition to the New Orleans Pelicans after what they known as conduct detrimental to the workforce. Simmons reportedly refused to play as a full participant throughout Tuesday’s follow, so head coach Doc Rivers kicked him out and suspended him.

Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons takes part in a practice at the NBA basketball team's facility, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Camden, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons takes half in a follow at the NBA basketball workforce’s facility, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Camden, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Fellow famous person Joel Embiid took an enormous shot at Simmons.

“At this point, I don’t care about that man. He does whatever he wants,” Embiid mentioned.

Simmons, who held out of coaching camp after demanding a commerce throughout the offseason, reported to the workforce final week and practiced Sunday and Monday with the Sixers. Simmons hasn’t talked publicly about the offseason commerce request.

Simmons, 25, nonetheless has 4 years and $147 million left on his max contract.

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid speaks with members of the media at the NBA basketball team's facility, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in Camden, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid speaks with members of the media at the NBA basketball workforce’s facility, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in Camden, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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“I just thought he was a distraction today,” Rivers mentioned Tuesday after follow. “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.”

Simmons reportedly was exterior of the workforce huddle, dribbled a basketball and regarded uninterested throughout a workforce huddle at Monday’s follow, the place he didn’t follow with the primary workforce.

“Every day, every single moment, I’m going to give Ben a chance to join the team and be part of the team,” Rivers mentioned. “He’s under contract to be part of the team and that’s not going to change. Sometimes it happens quick and guys join back in. Sometimes it doesn’t. I’ve been in both situations and I’m fine with that.”

Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers speak with members of the media after a practice at the NBA basketball team's facility, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in Camden, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers communicate with members of the media after a follow at the NBA basketball workforce’s facility, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in Camden, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Simmons didn’t make his scheduled media availability Tuesday. Rivers mentioned Simmons could be welcome to return to follow. The Sixers play their house opener Friday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.