Ben Simmons says Sixers didn’t give him mental health help he needed

Ben Simmons said the Sixers didn’t give him the help he asked for or needed while going through mental health issues in his time with the organization.

Simmons, who went on JJ Redick’s “Old Man and the Three” podcast said certain teammates and coaches didn’t give him the support he was looking for, which factored into the ugly ending with the organization that drafted him. Redick and Simmons were teammates on the Sixers. The 6-foot-10 point guard sat out all of last season while dealing with mental health struggles and was traded to the Nets in a blockbuster trade for James Harden at the February trade deadline.

“I was in such a bad place where I was like, f—, I’m trying to get here and you guys are, like, throwing all these other things at me to where you’re not helping. And that’s all I wanted, was help,” Simmons said.


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