Skip to Content

Simmons out for home opener, still not ready to join 76ers


AP Sports Writer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons sat out the Philadelphia 76ers’ home opener for personal reasons and the franchise does not know when the three-time All-Star guard will return. Simmons was suspended for the first game of the season for conduct detrimental to the team after coach Doc Rivers threw him out of practice for refusing to participate in a drill. He returned Friday and addressed the team before the shootaround for the opener against Brooklyn. Rivers said he didn’t want to predict when Simmons might rejoin the Sixers. Rivers doesn’t know for sure if Simmons ever will be back with the team.

Article Topic Follows: AP National Sports

Jump to comments ↓

Associated Press


KTVZ NewsChannel 21 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content