Sport Ben Simmons reportedly told 76ers he's dealing with back tightness amid standoff
Ben Simmons only reporting to 76ers with short-term intentions?
Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons is reportedly dealing with back tightness after getting kicked out of practice Tuesday. Simmons reportedly told the 76ers he wasThursday, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Simmons hasn't participated in many activities since reporting to the team. He took part in practice Sunday and Monday, but wasn't. The situation escalated Tuesday, when Simmons was kicked out of practice for reportedly refusing to take part in a drill. He was Wednesday, a over the New Orleans Pelicans.
The 76ers were not scheduled to practice Thursday, butto take part in an individual workout. He did not, instead telling the team he was injured. The 76ers staff checked Simmons out and reportedly told him he was good to participate in workouts after he received treatment.
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The Sixers' medical staff cleared Simmons to participate in the workout after the back treatment, sources tell ESPN. The Sixers had hoped to see Simmons in the workout today and have him go through shoot-around on Friday morning prior to game vs. Nets.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)
Simmons did not take part in his individual workout, instead leaving the team's facility.
Simmons reportedly did notprior to Thursday, according to Kyle Neubeck of the Philly Voice. Sources told Neubeck they expected Simmons to "use some sort of health explanation" to get out of playing Friday's game. Simmons' entry physical when he re-joined the team allegedly came back clean.
The team has not officially ruled Simmons out for Friday's game against the Brooklyn Nets, although it seems unlikely Simmons will play considering he has only taken part in. The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Simmons will miss the game and "is not expected to play for an undetermined period of time."
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Point guard Ben Simmons still hasn't been traded, but he won't suit up with his teammates in New Orleans. © Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons According to multiple reports, Simmons has been suspended for one game. Simmons has been suspended by the 76ers for their season opener in New Orleans on Wednesday. https://t.co/7EwmorroUi— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 19, 2021 The 76ers say Ben Simmons has been suspended for one game for “detrimental conduct” to the team. Simmons will not play the 76ers’ season opener at New Orleans Wednesday night.
Sources: 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons is currently not mentally ready to play for the team and was receiving treatment on his back today due to ramp up process. He will miss Friday’s home opener vs. Nets and is not expected to play for an undetermined period of time.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania)
Simmons will reportedly report to Friday shoot around early to discuss his playing status with the team, according to Wojnarowski.
All-Star guard Ben Simmons is expected to come early to the 76ers shootaround on Friday morning to discuss his playing status with organizational leadership, sources tell ESPN. Sixers play the Nets on ESPN and team is still hopeful that Simmons will participate in shootaround.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)
The team is hopeful Simmons will take part in the shoot around prior to Friday's game.
Ben Simmons stuck in stalemate with 76ers
The 76ers and Simmons are at odds after the team was eliminated from the playoffs last season. Simmons was criticized by head coach Doc Rivers and star Joel Embiid after Simmons passed upand struggled at the free-throw line during the series against the Atlanta Hawks.
Will Ben Simmons play vs. Nets? 76ers star's reported back injury only adds to drama in Philadelphia
Simmons is reportedly dealing with a back issue, though there are questions about the nature of his injury. Simmons was suspended for Philadelphia's regular-season opener, and now there is doubt as to whether Simmons will play Friday night against Brooklyn. Here are the latest updates on Simmons ahead of the 76ers vs. Nets game. MORE: Best potential destinations, trade offers for Simmons Will Ben Simmons play vs. Nets? During an appearance on "NBA Today," Wojnarowski reported that Simmons arrived at and then left the Sixers' practice facility on Thursday without going through a planned workout.
Simmons reportedly told the team he wanted a trade in the offseason. The, but did not get a deal they wanted. Simmons decided to hold out at the start of camp, but returned to the team after .
Simmons' return hasn't fixed anything, and it has reached a point whereare giving him advice. A trade feels like the best solution at this point, and things are going to be extremely awkward in Philadelphia until that happens.
Wolves have not contacted Philly about Ben Simmons in two weeks .
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