76ers coach Doc Rivers pumped up Ben Simmons before last season. Rivers pumped up Simmons during the regular season. Rivers pumped up Simmons during the playoffs.

But after Philadelphia lost in the second round, Rivers said he wasn’t sure whether Simmons could be the point guard on a championship team.

Now, Simmons wants to be traded.

Keith Pompey of The Inquirer on 97.5 The Fanatic Philadelphia:

"Apparently, Ben is upset. He’s upset that he feels like Doc threw him on the bus."

"I think that was the last straw right there with Ben Simmons and the 76ers."