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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
Contract: view contract details

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Ben Simmons (foot) will have a "final scan" on Monday according to 76ers GM Bryan Colangelo.
While an official timetable has not been released, Simmons' return is coming "soon enough" and Chris Haynes of ESPN reported that he's expected to debut shortly after the All-Star break. 76ers coach Brett Brown hinted earlier in the week that he expects to see the No. 1 overall pick at some point this season, so feel free to stash him if you have an available IR spot. Expect the 76ers to monitor his minutes similar to the way they treated Joel Embiid earlier this season. Jan 22 - 9:48 AM

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Coach Brett Brown said he thinks the 76ers will have Ben Simmons (foot) at some point this year.

In case you missed it yesterday, ESPN reported he could debut shortly after the All-Star Game. This is really the most positive sign from Brown about a potential target date. This could be due to the 76ers arguably playing the best basketball in 2017 and now they actually have a chance to make the playoffs. We'd still rather stash Khris Middleton (hamstring), but feel free to stash Simmons if you have a big lead or an open I.R. spot.
Jan 19 - 2:27 PM

Ben Simmons (foot) "could make his much-anticipated NBA debut shortly after the All-Star break," according to Chris Haynes of

The report adds the No. 1 pick has a chance to make his NBA debut "near March," assuming he doesn't have a setback. He went through 5-on-5 for the first time last week and continues to do some work pre-game, including on the road. He'll likely have a minutes limit upon his return, so it may be a while before he's contributing reliable production. Simmons is a questionable stash in standard leagues, especially if you need to make up ground in the standings.
Jan 18 - 7:36 PM

Coach Brett Brown said there is "no chance" Ben Simmons will play on Jan. 27 against the Rockets.

That game was switched to national TV, which has caused some speculation about Simmons making his debut. He is doing some on-court work and the 76ers actually in the mix to make the postseason has given the team a reason to play him. Perhaps he can make his debut next month, but he's still only a questionable stash without a target date.
Jan 18 - 5:32 PM

Ben Simmons (foot) played point guard during some 5-on-0 drills at Tuesday's practice.

Joel Embiid said that it was "exciting" to play alongside Simmons, and he's hopeful the 76ers' No. 1 overall draft pick will be getting back to the court "soon." This is a small step in the right direction, but he's still not taking contact, so it doesn't seem like he's all that close to making his debut. The 76ers will likely impose a strict minutes limit upon Simmons once he is cleared to return to the court, and with an uncertain return date, he's not a great stash in standard leagues.
Jan 10 - 2:59 PM

Ben Simmons (foot) did some on-court work at T.D. Garden before Friday's game against the Celtics.

This is the first time he's gone through some on-court work in a road arena. It wasn't a rigorous workout with mostly simulating pick-and-roll sets and passing to his teammates. It was about 75 minutes and didn't look like it involved much contact. Simmons still doesn't have a target date, so it's tough to stash him in daily seasonal formats.
Jan 7 - 3:00 PM

76ers coach Brett Brown said Ben Simmons is "coming along fine."

Brown said he's not "comfortable" revealing Simmons' timetable, but added that the point forward will be integrated more and more in the weeks ahead. That includes weight lifting, form shooting and classroom work. Simmons was seen dribbling and shooting at Monday's practice, but he's very difficult to stash in standard leagues because his return date is up in the air.
Jan 2 - 1:14 PM

Bryan Colangelo said that the 76ers will not rush Ben Simmons' (foot) to get back to the court, and he remains without an official timetable to return.

Philly is currently tied with Dallas for the worst record in the league at 7-20, so there's obviously no rush to get Simmons back to the court. Colangelo also added that he likes what Simmons can bring, and he hopes that once Simmons does get back that they'll be able to push the pace, but he'll likely be dealing with heavy restrictions upon his return making him a tough guy to stash in standard leagues.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 03:38:00 PM

Ben Simmons (foot) was on the bench for the first time on Wednesday night.

He was in sneakers and was very accessible for the Philly fans. Simmons has not shed his walking boot 100 percent, but he was still able to get out there for stationary shooting on Tuesday. Coach Brett Brown is pleased with Simmons' progress and loves how he's such a student of the game. There still isn't a target date on Simmons, so he's a tough player to stash.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 07:57:00 PM

Coach Brett Brown said he's telling Ben Simmons (foot) he's a point guard.

"Here, you got the ball, you’re the point guard," Brown has been saying to Simmons . Brown said Simmons is making "significant" progress in his rehab. The coach added Simmons has been limited to spot shooting from various floor spots. While he has shed his walking boot at times, he still puts it back on after his on-court work. If he returns, he'll play mostly point guard. It's still tough to stash him without a target date.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 03:55:00 PM

Ben Simmons (foot surgery) shot around without a walking boot after Tuesday's practice.

"[Simmons] walked out on the court in sneakers and shot free throws. That is significant to me," said coach Brett Brown. He also said the team will be "extremly careful" with Simmons, however, and there's still no firm timetable for his return -- January is the rough target. When he does return, the Sixers have made it clear that they plan to use him primarily as a point guard.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 02:23:00 PM

76ers head coach said the team is committed to using Ben Simmons (foot) as their point guard once he's ready to return.

Simmons is targeting a January return and Brown said the team will waste no time putting the ball in his hands once he's healthy. "When he’s ready to go to the court, my intention is to give him the ball and let him be the point guard," Brown said. "That’s the plan. That doesn’t just happen. It takes a little bit of time to introduce him." While Simmons is an intriguing stash, he's likely to have his minutes managed upon his return and is tough to roster in standard leagues.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 09:42:00 AM

76ers CEO Scott O'Neil said that Ben Simmons (foot) will play during the 2016-17 season.

"Injuries happen, as we saw with Simmons, who fortunately will be back this season, which is terrific news," O’Neil said Wednesday morning. While Simmons remains without an official timetable to return, early reports speculate that he could be looking at a three-month absence, which would have him back sometime in January. If he does get back this season, he'll likely be brought along slowly with a strict minutes limit, so he's not a great stash in most leagues.
Source: CSN Philly
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 12:50:00 PM

Ben Simmons (foot) had his sutures removed and is continuing to progress with his day-to-day rehabilitation

He recently had a two-week, post-operative exam to repair the Jones fracture in his foot. Coach Brett Brown said earlier today the team was hopeful to have Simmons back in January, but he added at the press conference it was "premature" and that he was just excited. Basically, we would consider Simmons doubtful to play in January and questionable to play all season.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 06:50:00 PM

Coach Brett Brown said the team expects Ben Simmons (foot) to return in January.

"It’s not doom and gloom," Brown said. It's a very unclear picture on Simmons right now. There was some talk of his agent wanting to keep him out all year, which isn't too far-fetched because there is about a seven percent re-fracture rate on Jones fractures. Unless you have an IR spot, it's going to be tough to stash Simmons.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 05:05:00 PM

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2T.J. McConnell
3Jerryd Bayless
4Chasson Randle
SG1Gerald Henderson
2Nik Stauskas
3Timothe Luwawu
SF1Robert Covington
PF1Ben Simmons
2Ersan Ilyasova
3Dario Saric
C1Joel Embiid
2Jahlil Okafor
3Nerlens Noel
4Richaun Holmes