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Ben Simmons | Forward | #25

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (20) / 7/20/1996
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: LSU
Drafted: 2016 / Rd. 1 (1) / PHI
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Ben Simmons (foot) did some on-court work before Saturday's game in Los Angeles.
He wasn't doing too much out there, but he did have his normal workout clothes out there. Simmons is not going to play this season and the team isn't sure if he'l suit up for Summer League. Considering the 76ers really want to put him into a unique role as a 6'10" point guard, the extra reps have to help. Mar 11 - 4:17 PM
Source: CSN Philly

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According to coach Brett Brown, the Sixers are unsure if Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid will play in the Summer League.

"I think it's too early to make that judgment," Brown said. "I think that's certainly stuff that we're talking about. But in relation to giving a definite answer, we're not even close to being there yet." Brown has said that he wants to groom Ben Simmons as a point guard once he begins ramping up his workouts. Here's to hoping that both players are healthy enough to suit up and we get a chance to see them run the floor a bit together in July.
Mar 7 - 10:03 AM

Coach Brett Brown said he thinks he wants to groom Ben Simmons (foot) as a point guard as soon as he's available.

In other words, we have a pretty good idea what Simmons' offseason program is going to look like. He's not going to play this season. There's a chance he can play in Summer League, which is when most NBA-only fans found out just how special Simmons is as a passer. Expect plenty of quotes and blurbs on Simmons this summer.
Mar 4 - 4:47 PM

Ben Simmons had a "minor foot procedure" to stimulate bone growth and accelerate healing.

He had bone marrow injected in his effective fracture area, but the 76ers said he will resume training by the end of the week. Simmons has already been ruled out for the season, but he will continue to have scans on his foot every month. For now, he's expected to be ready for the summer league.
Feb 27 - 11:51 AM

Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo announced on Friday that Ben Simmons will not play this season, as his foot has not yet fully healed.

It's a tough blow for the Sixers, as they were hoping to get at least a glimpse of the first overall pick in the 2016 draft over the final month of the season. Simmons suffered a Jones fracture back in October. There was not timeline given initially, but Simmons had progressed to the point where he was recently participating in limited portions of practice. However, after consulting with team physicians, the Sixers decided it was best to sideline him for the entire season. If you had stashed Simmons on your roster in re-draft leagues, he can now be cut loose.
Feb 24 - 10:51 AM

76ers head coach said he'd like to see Ben Simmons take the court this season.

Simmons was limited to individual work during Wednesday's practice, and he's scheduled to have another CT scan on Thursday. While Brown would like to see what he's got in the No. 1 overall pick, the 76ers are running out of time, and considering he's yet to go through any 5-on-5 work we can go ahead and assume he'll miss both games this weekend. The talent is there, but at this point, Simmons just isn't a great standard league stash.
Feb 22 - 1:07 PM

Ben Simmons (foot) is scheduled to have another CT scan on Feb. 23.

According to the 76ers, they will continue to monitor his recovery and are "employing a conservative and thoughtful approach" on his rehab. The team added Simmons' long-term health is the primary concern, which suggests he is even less likely to play this season. Of course, the Feb. 23 scan will be a big milestone for him.
Feb 16 - 6:39 PM

A foot scan for Ben Simmons (foot) on Jan. 23 showed that his foot was not fully healed, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

"The first overall pick in last summer’s draft is scheduled to visit the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York as early as Monday to determine if his right foot is fully healed," according to the report. The 76ers have said they are planning on Simmons making his debut this season, but the chances continue to decrease. Coach Brett Brown said Simmons needs at least five full practices to play, so he's still not close yet.
Feb 16 - 5:26 PM

76ers coach Brett Brown said on Wednesday that he expects Ben Simmons (foot) to play at some point this season.

"We do expect him to play this year," Brown said. "It is our expectation that he will get on a court. It’s moving slowly. It’s calculated. We’re trying to be very careful." With a playoff push looking very unlikely, his chances of playing this season have taken a hit and several reports out of Philly have indicated that his return isn't imminent. Simmons isn't even going to play 5-on-5 over the All-Star break, yet the 76ers want to see him go through five full practices before clearing him. At this point in the season, he's more of a luxury stash.
Source: CSN Philly
Feb 16 - 10:03 AM

The chances of Ben Simmons (foot) taking the court this season are dwindling, according to plugged-in 76ers' beat reporter Tom Moore.

Brett Brown said that Simmons will need to go through "at least" five 5-on-5 full scrimmages before he's cleared to play, and given that this won't be happening during the break, there's just not much time left in the season for Simmons to put in that kind of work. Even if he scrimmages in full Feb. 22 and 23, the 76ers then have seven games in 11 days, followed by a four-game West Coast trip, leaving little time to practice. Simmons isn't a great guy to stash in standard leagues.
Feb 15 - 9:45 AM

76ers coach Brett Brown doesn't think Ben Simmons will play 5-on-5 over the All-Star break.

Brown said Simmons is "progressing," but the 76ers are going to keep bringing him along incredibly slowly. At this point, it's still not a lock that we will see Simmons play this season and the 76ers will not provide a timetable.
Feb 13 - 6:00 PM

Coach Brett Brown is still unsure when Ben Simmons (foot) will be able to play.

"I understand fans, especially, and [the media doing its] job would like to have some clarity on time but we can't give it," Brown said. "It's just not there. When we do [know], we will certainly share it with you. We truly don't know. He's moving along." When the 76ers were rattling off wins a month ago, there was some hope Simmons could make it back around the break. However, the Joel Embiid (knee) injury has really derailed their chances at the postseason, so the incentive to play Simmons has fallen off in a big way. He's lost some stash appeal.
Feb 9 - 3:35 PM

Coach Brett Brown said Ben Simmons (foot) will need "greater than five" full practices before playing in games.

Now we have at least some sense of when Simmons would get close. Even if it's just five practices and not more than that, there's still no word on when he'll even get to that point. Plus, the 76ers are sliding in the standings, coming in at No. 4 in the lottery. Simmons' stash appeal isn't as attractive these days.
Feb 8 - 5:34 PM

Ben Simmons (foot) remains without an official timetable to return, and there are no guarantees he'll get back on the court this season.

Simmons is currently recovering from a Jones fracture, which is an injury that can be easily aggravated if a player is brought along too soon. Remember, this is the same injury that Kevin Durant dealt with during the 2014-15 season and when he came back too soon he re-broke his foot and required a second surgery; the same thing happened with Cameron Payne this season. Even if Simmons does play, he'd likely only be on the court for a total of 20-22 games in an ideal scenario, and it'd be unlikely he'd ever exceed the 20-minute mark this year. He's not a great standard league stash in re-draft formats.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 8 - 8:56 AM

76ers' head coach Brett Brown said that Ben Simmons (foot) is still "a ways away" from being cleared for 5-on-5 work.

Additionally, the "final scan" that Simmons had on Monday reportedly wasn't a final scan at all, but a planned follow-up with operating physician Dr. Martin O’Malley. There have been reports speculating that Simmons could get back to the court shortly after the All-Star break, but the 76ers have yet to put an official timetable on his return. Even if Simmons is able to debut during Philly's first game after the break on Feb. 24 (a best-case scenario), he'll likely need about a month before he's earning meaningful minutes, so he may not even be contributing until Week-2 of the fantasy playoffs.
Jan 25 - 9:23 AM

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