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  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (back tightness) fully participated in practice on Sunday.

    Simmons missed the final two preseason games, but he looks to be good to go for opening night. It is worth mentioning that Raul Neto (left hamstring) and the rest of the Sixers will be entering the season without any injury designations as well.

    Source: Kyle Carlin on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (back tightness) is listed as out for Friday's preseason finale.

    Simmons was questionable yesterday and went through practice but the Sixers will play it safe and give their max player the night off. He'll be off draft boards in the second or third rounds in most formats. With Raul Neto also questionable, Trey Burke could get lots of minutes tonight.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (back) and James Ennis (calf) are questionable to face the Wizards in Friday's preseason finale.

    The Sixers are exercising caution with both Simmons and Ennis. They should both be healthy for opening night and should be drafted accordingly.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (back) and James Ennis (calf) were both able to practice on Thursday.

    Neither player was looking at a lengthy absence but it's still good to know that they're back in action. Both Simmons and Ennis should be good to go for opening night and are good to be targeted as usual in fantasy drafts.

    Source: Tom Moore on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (back tightness) practiced on Wednesday but is uncertain whether he will play in Friday's exhibition.

    Simmons feels certain that he can play in the regular season opener. That should give owners confidence about drafting him in the first round or two.

    Source: Rich Hofmann on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons will miss Tuesday's game with back tightness.

    Simmons is having a strong preseason but will have to sit for at least one contest. Shake Milton may get more playing time in that one. Simmons feels like a triple-double waiting to happen in this upcoming season.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons accumulated 15 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block while leading the Sixers with a plus-23 in Friday's win.

    Much to everyone's dismay, Simmons didn't attempt a 3-point shot in this game. Simmons is locked in as an early second-round pick in fantasy drafts this season and if he really can start shooting threes he has room to improve on that.

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons shot 9-for-14 from the field for 21 points with eight boards, seven assists, one steal, one block and, that's right, one 3-pointer in a blowout win over the Guangzhou Long-Lions in preseason action on Tuesday.

    Simmons unbelievably hit a 3-pointer, causing the arena to erupt in jubilation. It was his only attempt of the game, so there are no signs he has added a long range shot to his arsenal just yet. His ability to contribute heavily in most categories make him an intriguing top-40 option in standard formats.

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons officially announced on Tuesday that he will skip the upcoming FIBA World Cup in China.

    Simmons just signed a five-year, $170 max contract extension with the Sixers so it makes sense for him to skip the World Tournament. He said that he intends to join the national team again for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo but Australia is going to have a hard time competing for a medal this summer without their young superstar.

    Source: Ben Simmons on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons has agreed to a five-year, $170 max contract extension with the Sixers.

    The Sixers reportedly offered up the deal a couple weeks ago and the sides have been ironing out the details since. It's not surprising that things resolved quickly, and Philly wasted no time in giving Simmons huge money. He's a jump shot away from being truly elite. For fantasy purposes, until we see Simmons either hit some threes or improve his free throw shooting, he remains a prime over-draft candidate. The stat set holes are simply too impactful to select the talented young guard before the third round.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Ben Simmons in unlikely to play for Australia in the FIBA World Cup.

    The news came from his agent Rich Paul, who said Simmons will instead focus on preparing for the upcoming season with the Sixers. It's no secret that Simmons needs to work on his jump shot, but he is also is expected to be the primary ball handler with Jimmy Butler now playing in Miami.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter.

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, The Sixers have offered Ben Simmons a five-year, $168 million max extension.

    The report adds that the Sixers and Simmons’ agent Rich Paul are expected to work out the details shortly. It was reported on Sunday that the Sixers were approaching Simmons with a contract extension and they wasted no time in attempting to lock down their All-Star guard/forward for the foreseeable future. Simmons is a stat-stuffer who will likely go off the board in the first 20 picks. Simmons can elevate himself into the game’s elite if he can develop a consistent shot outside of the paint.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    The 76ers have initiated discussions with Ben Simmons and agent Rich Paul about a contract extension.

    The Sixers went all-in last season with trades for Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris, and may end up losing both in the coming days. The team doesn't want the same to happen with their young superstar PG and will look to lock Simmons down early.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter