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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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76ers GM Bryan Colangelo said Ben Simmons (foot) is "doing very well."
Simmons has progressed to 3-on-3 drills and has been working out for over a month. A report back on April 12 indicated that Simmons is "fully healed," but the 76ers are still erring on the side of caution and are ramping up his workload very slowly. He's not expected to play in the Summer League, but it sounds like he's on track to be ready for training camp. May 17 - 12:55 PM

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Sixers coach Brett Brown said that he believes Ben Simmons will not play in any summer league games.

Brown did say that Simmons continues to make progress, but it appears that the Sixers will err on the side of caution and keep Simmons out of game action. With the inordinate number of injuries Philadelphia has had to deal with, it is an understandable approach.
May 13 - 10:00 AM

Ben Simmons (foot) posted a video of himself dunking during a workout at the Sixers training complex on Thursday.

Simmons received clearance from the Philadelphia medical staff to start working out last month. He has now ramped up the activity to include live ball drills. In the video linked to below, Simmons spins by a defender and dunks over a separate workout partner. It will be interesting to see if Simmons plays in the Summer League in July. As of now, it appears the Sixers are leaning towards keeping him on the sidelines.
May 12 - 11:07 AM

General manager Bryan Colangelo said Ben Simmons playing point guard is "not dissimilar to what Magic [Johnson] brought to the PG spot."

It's definitely on for Simmons to play the point. The 76ers have also talked about how they think Simmons can guard ones while calling him a matchup nightmare as an offensive point guard. While he may not be 7'0", Simmons is going to be a Giannis Antetokounmpo-like contributor with the ball this season. Simmons will be one of the great mysteries in fantasy drafts next year, but his unique style makes him an interesting target.
Apr 14 - 7:45 PM

Ben Simmons (foot) said playing point guard is "definitely tough" and he wants to learn it.

After getting the all clear this week, Simmons is expected to start workouts on Tuesday. Coach Brett Brown continues to talk up Simmons as a ball-handler and the emergence of Dario Saric adds depth to their frontcourt, so it's not crazy to think Simmons starts at that position. He will be one of the most interesting stories of the offseason and should be 100 percent ready for training camp.
Apr 13 - 3:26 PM

Ben Simmons' foot has reportedly fully healed and he's been cleared for 5-on-5 work.

The 6-foot-10, 250-pounder is expected to play point guard for the 76ers next season, but unfortunately, he's not expected to suit up for Summer League, so it looks like we won't see him on the court until next year's preseason.
Apr 12 - 9:38 AM

Coach Brett Brown said that he thinks it "would be good" for Ben Simmons to play in the summer league.

Here is the full quote from Brown when asked about Simmons and the summer league: "I think it would be good if he did. But I wouldn't say it is a prerequisite. Still, his health and the judgment of his health rules the day. I don't know what that looks like when we are talking about the summer league." The Sixers are hoping to use Simmons at PG next season, so added experience would be beneficial.
Apr 11 - 9:25 AM

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.
Source: CSN Philly
Mar 11 - 4:17 PM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1T.J. McConnell
2Sergio Rodriguez
3Jerryd Bayless
SG1Gerald Henderson
2Nik Stauskas
3Timothe Luwawu
SF1Robert Covington
2Justin Anderson
PF1Dario Saric
2Ben Simmons
3Shawn Long
4Alex Poythress
C1Joel Embiid
2Jahlil Okafor
3Richaun Holmes
4Tiago Splitter