Joel Embiid allegedly wants Ben Simmons back in Philadelphia but it appears the feeling is not mutual. The 76ers center one of several names allegedly planned to visit the 6-foot-11 cager, something that never materialized because the former top pick did not want to.

According to Sam Amick of The Athletic, Simmons believes his partnership with Embiid has already run its course. And it was not hard to figure out what the former NBA Rookie of the Year was referring to.

Their playing style is something that can provide a clear picture of what Simmons was referring to. The 25-year-old is the kind of player that is best at driving towards the basket or operating near their cylinder.

But with Embiid tasked to do all of that, the only plausible way for Simmons to complement the Cameroonian center is to hit it from the outside. And as most know, the first overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft is not exactly a player gifted with a good shooting hand.

This is excluding the post-game comments of Embiid when Philly lost in game 7 of the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

"I'll be honest, I thought the turning point was when. . . I don't know how to say it," Embiid said back in June. "I thought the turning point was when we had an open shot, made one free throw, and missed the other, then they came down and scored."

The Sixers training camp started on Monday, Sept. 27, with no Simmons around. While it was hardly surprising, the only thing Philly can do right now is to find a trade partner. With $147-million tied to the three-time All-Star, finding an NBA team will talk trade may take a while.

There is a chance Simmons may sit out until the regular season starts. He stands to lose big money and be sanctioned. Unless something happens, Simmons will be sitting back and waiting to see where his next NBA stop will be.

Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers talks to Joel Embiid
Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers talks to Joel Embiid Getty Images | Mitchell Leff

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