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.