The drama surrounding Ben Simmons is constant at this level, and there’s no signal that the three-time All-Star will be suiting up to play for the Sixers just however.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski has claimed the hottest progress in this scenario, describing that Simmons has spoken with Sixers team customers about experiencing back tightness and underwent short procedure.

The Sixers did not have a formal staff apply on Thursday, but as Wojnarowski pointed out, they ended up nonetheless hoping to see him participate in a work out. Specially as the health-related personnel swiftly cleared him to participate.

Shams Charania provided a more report, reiterating that Simmons is “not mentally ready” to play yet and he will skip the team’s household opener on Friday from the Brooklyn Nets.

It never seemed like there was significantly of a chance Simmons would surface in the Sixers’ year opener or their 1st property video game. He does not want to be in Philly, and with reviews of how disinterested he’s been in apply — which has provided him refusing to take part in drills and staying thrown out of Tuesday’s exercise — it’s no surprise at all that he will not be playing in the Sixers’ home opener.

Now that Simmons has outlined wellness concerns to the group as well, it helps make feeling that there’s no timeline for when (or if) he’ll actually enjoy in a game for the Sixers.

When Doc Rivers was asked at Tuesday’s follow why he’s required Simmons to rejoin the crew, he gave a easy response. “Because he’s a good player,” Rivers mentioned. “He can assist us. Hear, the one particular factor I know about players is our gamers will welcome anyone again in that needs to be in. I also know that players will not welcome anybody that does not want to be in. And so when that time will come, I guarantee you it will not be a really hard matter to do. That I know.”

With Simmons remaining inactive, the aim for the Sixers’ true engage in as a basketball team remains on Joel Embiid, his supporting solid, and younger players like Tyrese Maxey and Isaiah Joe who are all set to embrace more substantial roles.