Ben Simmons spoke with Doc Rivers, Joel Embiid and the entire Philadelphia 76ers team and accepted that everyone needs to take responsibility for the situation, including himself.

Simmons informed the 76ers that he's not mentally ready to play currently and needs more time. 

Simmons reported to shootaround ahead of Friday's home opener against the Brooklyn Nets. Simmons expressed that he wants to play but isn't prepared mentally currently.

The 76ers and Simmons have each sought a trade but none has materialized to the liking of the team.