President of Philadelphia Daryl Morey admitted that he believes Ben Simmons, who refused to play due to mental problems. Before the trade deadline, the player was traded to the Nets.
“I believe him. Something really happened to him. And it was just a matter of whether we can get him to play for us. Our relationship should have been better. It’s my fault.
Knowing how sensitive he is to public comments, we should have been more careful. It is important to be more attentive to the sore spots of the players,” Mori quoted ESPN as saying.
On Thursday, February 10, it was revealed that Philadelphia would sign James Harden and Paul Millsap in exchange for Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond and two first-round picks.