Ben Simmons not mentally ready to play for 76ers




 

Shams Charania: 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.
Source: Twitter @ShamsCharania

What's the buzz on Twitter?

Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Ben Simmons is really going to go out like this…? pic.twitter.com/k1wBM6eLW4 - 3:22 PM

 

Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Ben Simmons describing his back pain to Sixers doctors: youtu.be/BlUM887Cuus - 3:22 PM

Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
Back today on @thehalftimeapp from 4-5 ET, where we'll be joined by the great @Chris Herring to talk Knicks, his new book, and another spin of the Ben Simmons wheel: apps.apple.com/us/app/halftim… - 3:18 PM

Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
the ben simmons situation is the stupidest, most distracting, unproductive, unchanging, petty, low stakes drama to happen when there's actual basketball being played.
please give me more of it because i can't get enough. - 3:09 PM

Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
I love every detail of this Ben Simmons situation. - 3:08 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
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. - 3:05 PM

Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
Several former 76ers players spoke to @etanthomas36 about the Ben Simmons situation and playing in Philly.
Theo Ratliff: "If he thought it took a lot of work for his jumpshot, wait until he sees how much work it's going to take to win [back] Philly fans." basketballnews.com/stories/former… - 2:53 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
On Sixers possibly without Ben Simmons, Steve Nash: "You recognize the talent that Ben Simmons brings, offensively with his size, speed, playmaking defensively, obviously a very elite defender. Having said that, they anchor around Joel, have shooting around him, very effective" - 2:31 PM

Ryan McDonald @ryanwmcdonald
Ben Simmons today, apparently pic.twitter.com/5yqs4X0BG1 - 2:25 PM

 

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Patty Mills says he hasn't spoken to fellow Aussie Ben Simmons recently. "[We're] close in certain things and obviously his journey has gone the path that it has watching from afar. With national team stuff we've come quite close. As a fellow countrymen, you always wish the best" - 2:08 PM

Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
Jason Kelce taking Ben Simmons to school. #TheRealTreasure pic.twitter.com/DxLJYhuuEa - 1:52 PM

 

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Ben Simmons told 76ers he's not mentally ready to play nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/21/rep… - 1:05 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#NBA column: How the #Sixers and #Nets are dealing with the Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving situations as they prepare to meet Friday night on ESPN in the #76ers' home opener: bit.ly/3AWppjL pic.twitter.com/BMZI9Skica - 12:15 PM

 

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Eagles center Jason Kelce on the Ben Simmons situation: "Everybody can bitch and complain about how tough this city is to play in. Just play better man, this city will love you." - 12:09 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
No Ben Simmons drama. Just basketball. Joel Embiid and the team enjoyed some normalcy at least for 1 night. #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2021/10/21/joe… via @SixersWire #NBA - 11:14 AM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
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Hollinger & Duncan NBA Show with @Nate Duncan - Our takes on all this week's extensions, a front office look at the Ben Simmons situation, our top contenders for MVP, and much more.
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ext… - 9:34 AM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
No practice today for the #Sixers. The Ben Simmons press conference on hold once again… - 8:50 AM

Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN
After stressful day when Ben Simmons was kicked out of practice and suspended, Sixers regrouped with a team dinner in New Orleans and showed good chemistry in routing Pelicans: espn.com/nba/story/_/id… - 8:35 AM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#NBA column: How the #Sixers and #Nets deal with Ben Simmons, Kyrie Irving drama as they meet again Friday night: bit.ly/3AWppjL #76ers pic.twitter.com/NfS0kxppAQ - 6:35 AM

 

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Doc Rivers supports Ben Simmons despite Sixers star's practice antics: 'I want Ben to be playing' inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer - 3:55 AM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Loud "We want Simmons!" chants as the Sixers perimeter defense is getting lit up. I would stick to the "Where's Ben Simmons?" chants if we're trying to make sense here. - 9:28 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The crowd is chanting "Where's Ben Simmons?" Something tellsme the Sixers are going to hear this a lot. - 9:02 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
"Where's Ben Simmons?" chant starting in the arena…but is short-lived. - 9:01 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Doc Rivers supports Ben Simmons despite Sixers star's practice antics: 'I want Ben to be playing' inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer - 5:01 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
We talked a whole lot of Ben Simmons on this pod + if you submitted a take, we broke it down.
New episode of @CertifiedBckts with @AshNicoleMoss & @LethalShooter__ out now ????????
linktr.ee/certifiedbckts - 4:53 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Amid a @McClain_on_NFL report about a potential Deshaun Watson deal to Miami houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-n… I was unable to come up with a way for Ben Simmons and John Wall to somehow be included. - 3:57 PM

Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
For @The Vertical: Joel Embiid can solve the 76ers saga by asking Daryl Morey to trade Ben Simmons now.
sports.yahoo.com/joel-embiid-co… - 3:42 PM

More on this storyline

Adrian Wojnarowski: Ben Simmons described back tightness to several Sixers staff members and was briefly treated for it today, sources tell ESPN. -via Twitter @wojespn / October 21, 2021

Adrian Wojnarowski: 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. -via Twitter @wojespn / October 21, 2021

Adrian Wojnarowski: ESPN Sources: All-Star Ben Simmons arrived and departed the 76ers practice facility today without taking part in a scheduled individual workout. His status for Friday night's game vs. Brooklyn (ESPN, 7:30 PM) is unclear. As a team, the Sixers had no practice today. -via Twitter @wojespn / October 21, 2021

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