G - PHI - OUT
Per Woj, G/F Ben Simmons is unlikely to play Friday against the Nets due to a back injury.
As the Simmons drama continues to spiral due to a "back injury" expect to see Maxey continue to handle heavy minutes at PG. This will continue to be the hottest story to follow throughout the season as it is mentioned he has listed his house in New Jersey after being suspended. We may have seen the last of Ben Simmons in a Sixers jersey.
76ers coach Doc Rivers booted embattled G/F Ben Simmons from practice for not being engaged and has also been suspended for conduct detrimental to the team. As of now it’s being reported he will be suspended for the teams opening game but this could draw out as both sides are at odds over his trade demands.
Ben Simmons is a defensive and rebounding stud for any fantasy team. That being said you weren’t relying on him as your 1A type player. Until his situation clears up I’d avoid him in fantasy or try to trade him for a more efficient piece.
Ben Simmons has arrived in Philadelphia and took a Covid-19 test -- as required by NBA protocol, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
Following an offseason filled with drama, it appears Simmons will be playing for the 76ers to open the season. There is still a chance that a trade can happen, but for now it appears he has ended his holdout just over a week before the season gets started.
Ben Simmons will not report for opening of training camp, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Simmons has made it clear all offseason how unhappy he is in Philadelphia, but the 76ers have been unable to find a trade suitor. There remains a lot to be seen with this situation as it further develops leading into the start of the upcoming season.
According to multiple sources, Sixers G/F Ben Simmons has told co-managing partner Josh Harris, president of basketball operations Daryl Morey, general manager Elton Brand, and head coach Doc Rivers that he no longer wants to be in Philadelphia and doesn’t plan to report to training camp.
The Simmons saga continues, but this time it seems for real. He met with Sixers brass last week in Los Angeles and reportedly told the team he’s serious about not reporting to training camp ahead of the 2021-22 season. At this point, it’d be in Philadelphia’s best interest to see what kind of return they can get for the three-time All Star.