Daryl Morey talked with Ben Simmons today and got zero answers on a timetable for return
Another day, another unclear Ben Simmons update from the media. Yesterday, ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne stated that Ben Simmons was not receiving medical treatment from the 76ers. That was true. What she failed to mention on social media is that Ben Simmons has been working with therapists since the summer on mental issues. Of course, she did include that in the article that you had to click. How convenient.
Today we have an update from Shams Charania regarding Ben Simmons and Daryl Morey. According to Shams, Morey approached Ben Simmons today to ask about when he would be ready to rejoin the team and take the court for the first time all season. Simmons apparently answered Morey and said that he is not mentally ready to play and is continuing to seek professional help.
Of course, like every other tweet about Ben Simmons, it ends with the “no timetable on Simmons’ return to the floor” tagline that we have all come to love.
Leading up to today, there was speculation that Ben Simmons would return on the Sixers’ six game road trip mid-November. That would give him time to rejoin the team on the road and away from Philadelphia, where he will definitely get criticism upon taking the court. Now, it seems like we still do not know if that will be the case or bigger picture, if Ben Simmons will take the court any time soon period.
Here’s what we do know:
Ben Simmons has been receiving mental health assistance from NBA PA approved medical professionals.
That’s literally it. We know nothing else. We don’t know Ben Simmons intentions. The 76ers don’t either. The Sixers are back in action tonight against the Chicago Bulls. Tobias Harris and Danny Green both are out. Clearly, Ben Simmons will be too.
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