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Doc Rivers threw Ben Simmons out of practice today

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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers threw star point guard Ben Simmons out of practice today.

“I thought he was a distraction today. I didn’t think he wanted to do what everyone else was doing,” Rivers said. “I’m going to give Ben every chance to be part of the team … as a coach I have to protect the team first.”

The Sixers say Simmons has been suspended for one game for “detrimental conduct” to the team. The guard will not play the team’s season opener at New Orleans on Wednesday night.

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