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Ben Simmons (back) should be ready to go if and when the NBA season resumes

by Adam Koffler | 76ers Correspondent | Thu, May 7th 10:02am EDT

When asked about Ben Simmons’ health and whether or not he’d be ready to go if the NBA season resumes, Sixers GM Elton Brand told reporters in a news conference on Tuesday, “I’m very optimistic he’ll be ready to play if and when we’re given that green light to resume.” (The Inquirer)

Fantasy Impact:

Simmons missed eight games with a lower back impingement prior to the season being suspended on March 11. Brand did say that due to the coronavirus pandemic, Simmons’ “recovery and rehabilitation have been methodical and thoughtful, and not rushed.” Before the injury, the two-time All-star point guard was playing a really good brand of basketball, averaging 16.7 points on 58.5 percent shooting, 7.8 rebounds, 8.2 assists, 0.6 blocks, and a career-high 2.1 steals in 36 minutes per game. He remains a top-25 option in all fantasy league formats and could climb even higher up the rankings if he could improve upon his 62.7 percent shooting from the free throw line.

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