Report: Ben Simmons expected to miss about three months

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No. 1 pick Ben Simmons injured his foot, but the 76ers have yet to reveal a timeline for his return.

Is this good or bad news?

Jeff Goodman of ESPN:

Philadelphia plays 33 games before the calendar year ends, which would put Simmons in line with the 76ers other recent first-round picks. Nerlens Noel (82 games), Joel Embiid (82 games) and Jahlil Okafor (29 games) all missed significant chunks of their first pro seasons.

At least Simmons would have a chance to get back on the court and develop. That’s the priority, with Philadelphia likely remaining lousy with or without him.