Simmons practices with 76ers; status for opener unknown


CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Ben Simmons applyd with the Philadelphia 76ers for The primary time this season on Sunday, although no choice was made on his standing for the season opener.

“He was simply Definitely one of many recreationrs,” coach Doc Rivers said.

Simmons was a hpreviousout for teaching camp and the early An factor of the preseason Inside the wake of his offseason commerce demand. The three-time All-Star guard made a shock return to the group on Monday. As quickly as he cleared the NBA well being and safety protocols, Simmons was eligible to apply.

The Sixers open the season Wednesday at New Orleans and play their house opener Friday in the direction of Brooklyn.

Rivers said he’ll “wait and see” on Simmons’ standing for the season opener.

“Just watching him, I assumed he was in respectable type,” Rivers said. “Nonetheless not, clearly, recreation type.”

Simmons, the No. 1 decide of the 2016 draft, was not on the courtroom when apply was open to the media on Sunday, and the Sixers said the guard was anticipated To converse Finally this week.

The 25-yr-previous from Australia has 4 yrs and $147 million left on his max contract.

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