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Ben Simmons
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Team: PhiladelphiaHeight: 6-10 Born: 7/20/1996
Position: FWeight: 240 Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
College: LSUDraft: 1st Round 1st pick by 76ers (2016)


Latest News
Jan. 11 6:12 PM PT7:12 PM MT8:12 PM CT9:12 PM ET2:12 GMT10:12 7:12 PM MST9:12 PM EST6:12 UAE (+1)03:1221:12 ET8:12 PM CTNaN:� - Simmons, the No. 1 overall draft pick, is making strides in his comeback from a broken right foot and he could make his season debut within the month.
Analysis: The Sixers, though, have not put a timetable on his return. He competed in 5-on-5 drills this week for the first time and has recently started traveling with the Sixers.
Oct. 26 3:48 PM PT4:48 PM MT5:48 PM CT6:48 PM ET22:48 GMT6:48 3:48 PM MST5:48 PM EST2:48 UAE (+1)00:4818:48 ET5:48 PM CTNaN:� - Simmons says there is no timetable for his return from a broken bone in his right foot. Simmons says he has not discussed the possibility of sitting out the season.
Analysis: Simmons attended the Philadelphia 76ers' season opener on Wednesday in street clothes and says he's taking his time in the rehabilitation process. Simmons was set to watch the game against Oklahoma City from the locker room.
Oct. 1 11:02 AM PT12:02 PM MT1:02 PM CT2:02 PM ET18:02 GMT2:02 11:02 AM MST1:02 PM EST22:02 UAE20:0214:02 ET1:02 PM CT17:02 - 76ers coach Brett Brown told reporters on Friday that he was tempering statements he made earlier hoping for a January return for Simmons. Brown says he got overly excited when he talked about the No. 1 overall pick's recovery from surgery on his right foot.
Analysis: The Sixers said Simmons recently had sutures removed and is continuing to rehab.
July 18 7:41 PM PT8:41 PM MT9:41 PM CT10:41 PM ET2:41 GMT10:41 7:41 PM MST9:41 PM EST6:41 UAE (+1)04:4122:41 ET9:41 PM CT1:41 - Ben Simmons showed off the versatility that made him the No. 1 pick in the draft. The freshman from LSU played in four games for the Philadelphia 76ers in Las Vegas, averaging 12.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists.
Analysis: If the 76ers do someday get the forward from Australia along with recent high picks Joel Embiid and Dario Saric on the court with second-year forward Jahlil Okafor, the future could be bright after a dismal recent past.
July 13 6:47 AM PT7:47 AM MT8:47 AM CT9:47 AM ET13:47 GMT21:47 6:47 AM MST8:47 AM EST17:47 UAE15:479:47 ET8:47 AM CT12:47 - Simmons had another quiet night offensively in the Las Vegas Summer League, scoring just eight points on 3-for-8 shooting in an 85-77 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday. The No. 1 overall pick has been in a pass-first mode all week and coach Brett Brown has hinted at the possibility of using him at point guard once the season begins.
Analysis: One of the few holes in Simmons' game is his shooting, and opponents in summer league are already laying off him to try to make it harder for Simmons to get to the rim. He can expect to see even more of that when the NBA season begins.
July 11 7:51 AM PT8:51 AM MT9:51 AM CT10:51 AM ET14:51 GMT22:51 7:51 AM MST9:51 AM EST18:51 UAE16:5110:51 ET9:51 AM CT13:51 - Simmons, the No. 1 selection, scored 18 points in the Philadelphia 76ers' 83-70 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Sunday at the Las Vegas Summer League.
Analysis: The 6-10 Simmons added three rebounds and two assists.
July 10 9:47 AM PT10:47 AM MT11:47 AM CT12:47 PM ET16:47 GMT0:47 9:47 AM MST11:47 AM EST20:47 UAE18:4712:47 ET11:47 AM CT15:47 - The highly-anticipated summer league matchup between No. 1 pick Simmons and No. 2 pick Brandon Ingram fizzled. Philadelphia's Simmons had some good moments, including some pretty passes, and finished with eight points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.
Analysis: DeAngelo Russell made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lead the Lakers over the 76ers 70-69. He finished with 22 points. Simmons is expected to be the top rookie chosen in fantasy drafts next season.
July 4 7:11 PM PT8:11 PM MT9:11 PM CT10:11 PM ET2:11 GMT10:11 7:11 PM MST9:11 PM EST6:11 UAE (+1)04:1122:11 ET9:11 PM CT1:11 - Simmons made his NBA debut at the Utah Jazz Summer League on Monday and showed glimpses of why there are superstar expectations for the LSU product. He also put a scare into 76ers fans when he left the game in the fourth quarter due to cramps in both calves. Simmons finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists in just under 24 minutes of play.
Analysis: The 6-foot-10, 240-pounder displayed why the 76ers will use him as a point forward at times by grabbing rebounds, pushing the ball up floor and dishing out assists in transition. Summer league is his first taste of the NBA, but Simmons said he's not measuring himself against the rest of his class. Cramps in his right calf began to bother him in the third quarter, but he stretched out and returned without issue.


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