— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) October 27, 2016
Ben Simmons didn’t a timeline for his return Wednesday night — however he did offer a silver lining — when the 76ers’ first overall draft pick shot down a report that there were rumblings from Klutch Sports about keeping him sidelined the entire season.
“There was a lot of talk,” Simmons said before the team’s opener against Oklahoma City. “Somebody put that out there, but I’ll come back when I’m ready.”
So Sixers fans, Simmons won’t be subjected to the Joel Embiid train of thought, and there won’t be any tanking or shutting Simmons down until next year.