Sixers’ coach on Ben Simmons: “I believe that he won’t play in summer league”

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Ben Simmons sure looks recovered and healthy, based on the way he was moving and dunking at the Sixers practice facility recently.

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So that means he’ll make his debut at the NBA Summer League, right?

Wrong. So said Sixers coach Brett Brown, via Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com.

As a fan, that sucks. Simmons showed promise last summer in Las Vegas, with dazzling passing skills but work to do to round out his game. It would have been fun to see him again this summer.

But this fits with the pattern the Sixers have had with other players coming off an injury, they are not going to push it. They are overly cautious. And as it’s just summer exhibitions, you can’t really blame them.