76ers missing several key players in preseason finale vs Detroit
The Philadelphia 76ers will have their final preseason game tomorrow against the Pistons in Detroit. After yet another bizarre week of Ben Simmons reports, tomorrow would technically be the first day Simmons is allowed to rejoin the team after spending all week in COVID protocols.
Per reports Tobias Harris, Shake Milton, and Matisse Thybulle will not travel with the Sixers to Detroit for the game tomorrow night. Harris banged up his knee at practice and isn’t traveling (most likely) as a precaution. Shake Milton has a sprained ankle while Matisse Thybulle is dealing with a hurt shoulder.
So obviously the next question is about Ben Simmons. With the 76ers down three players heading into their final preseason game, is there a chance that Ben Simmons will travel, assuming he clears protocols tomorrow, and join the team in Detroit for tomorrow night’s preseason finale?
That would be one hell of a way to end the week and would give Ben Simmons some time to get back with the team outside of Philadelphia. I doubt it actually happens, but as we all know, crazier things have happened over the last few months.
According to reports, Ben Simmons did not travel with the 76ers to Detroit, which should have been totally obvious given the fact that he is still in COVID protocols. His status will remain uncertain for tomorrow’s game until tomorrow, if and when he clears protocols. Stay tuned.
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