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Joel Embiid tells 76ers fans to support Ben Simmons before home opener: 'He's still our brother'

  Joel Embiid tells 76ers fans to support Ben Simmons before home opener: 'He's still our brother' The Friday meeting between Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and the rest of the Philadelphia 76ers may have been the turning point for the organization. Embiid expressed support for Simmons prior to Friday's home opener, telling fans to stand by Simmons. Embiid says a lot has happened but he’s still supporting Ben Simmons! Joel Embiid told me the meeting with Ben Simmons today “helped us as a team.” He also told me “we are a way better team with Ben and hopefully it ends up that he sticks around… we all love him, I love plying with him.

The Philadelphia 76ers fined All-Star guard Ben Simmons his $360,000 game salary for missing Thursday night’s victory over the Detroit Pistons and plan to continue fining him until he cooperates with team physicians on his mental health issues and fulfills other basketball-related obligations, sources told ESPN on Friday.

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Ben Simmons was fined $360K for missing Thursday’s game, per @woj.

Sixers will continue fining him until he cooperates with team physicians on his mental health recovery. pic.twitter.com/7ycyc131Nj12:44 PM

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Report: Ben Simmons working out with 76ers, receiving treatment for back, mental health

  Report: Ben Simmons working out with 76ers, receiving treatment for back, mental health After a weekend of supportive messages from his teammates, Ben Simmons is back working out with the Philadelphia 76ers. TNT's Allie LaForce cited the 76ers front office in confirming the latest on the mercurial Philadelphia point guard. LaForce reported during the broadcast of Tuesday's 76ers game against the New York Knicks that Simmons worked out with this teammates as recently as Tuesday morning. She also said that head coach Doc Rivers told her that Simmons "broke the ice" while speaking with his teammates on Friday, calling it "a huge moment" for the team.

ESPN Sources: The 76ers fined Ben Simmons his $360K game salary for missing Thursday’s game and plan to resume fining him until he cooperates with team physicians on his mental health issues and fulfills other basketball-related obligations. Story: es.pn/3CQEAwC12:38 PM Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard

#Pistons Saben Lee and Isaiah Livers (G League assignments) will not play tonight vs. #Sixers.

PHI will be without Tobias Harris (health and safety), Danny Green (hamstring tightness) and Ben Simmons (personal).

#DFS1:03 PM Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa

Ben Simmons is back at 76ers practice and getting shots up

  Ben Simmons is back at 76ers practice and getting shots up After missing the first two weeks of the NBA 2021-22 season, it seems that Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons is back at team practice. Ben Simmons has been capturing headlines since the NBA season began, but he's nowhere to be found on the court. The 76ers are 3-2, and Simmons ha s been sidelined for the first two weeks of the season. First, a suspension for "conduct detrimental to the team" at practice sidelined him, then a back injury has had him off his feet for the past week.  Knicks fans added their own commentary to the issue when they chanted "where's Ben Simmons?" during a 112-99 victory over the Philadelphia team.

There are many reasons why the Pistons are unlikely to trade for Ben Simmons. I walked through them ahead of tonight’s Pistons-Sixers game

freep.com/story/sports/n…11:13 AM Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa

Warriors not giving up young talent for Ben Simmons

  Warriors not giving up young talent for Ben Simmons Anthony Slater: There are people within the building that would be intr igued by the idea. There’s definitely a contingent that asks how will that fit with Draymond? Simmons could fit in the Warriors’ read-and-react style, but he’d make the most sense in the Draymond role as the pick-and-roll guy with Curry. What matters most is that the guy up top, Joe Lacob, has literally been fined for giving his opinion about not believing in Simmons’ fit with the Warriors.

In an alternate universe, Ben Simmons will play at the LCA tonight.

The Pistons are among several teams rumored to be interested in the disgruntled star. But for now, Detroit is an unlikely destination for Simmons. For multiple reasons

freep.com/story/sports/n…9:27 AM Ric Bucher @RicBucher

Ben Simmons, The 76ers and Mental Health shows.acast.com/bucher-and-fri… via @acast6:21 AM Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

This is another nice win for the Sixers without Tobias Harris (and Ben Simmons) against the Bulls. This week looked like it would be a lot different before tipoff Monday with no Embiid and Harris likely out until late next week. Instead, Philly gets two wins in a row. – 9:23 PM Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops

Damn skippy Doc Rivers was answering more Ben Simmons questions on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Billy Donovan has had as distraction-free an NBA career as a coach can have. Here’s why …

Report: 76ers fine Ben Simmons for not joining team on road trip

  Report: 76ers fine Ben Simmons for not joining team on road trip Simmons says he is not mentally ready to play. Recently the 76ers started fining Simmons again until he worked with a team recommended specialist on his mental health issues and took part in other basketball-related obligations. Simmons complied with part of that and did meet with a team recommended mental health professional, however, he is still not around the team in a meaningful way. That led the 76ers to fine Simmons for not joining the team on its current six-game road trip, even if he wasn’t going to play, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.

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There is a fan here in a Ben Simmons boathouse row jersey, but he taped over Simmons’ name with red tape with the word “nobody” written on it #Sixers7:55 PM Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA

Pretty much everyone who has stepped on the floor has made a contribution so far for the Sixers, who are up on the Bulls 29-19 after 1, despite Tobias Harris (protocols), Danny Green (hamstring) and Ben Simmons (long-term sitch) all out of the lineup. Seth Curry with 9 leads way. – 7:32 PM Kurt Helin @basketballtalk

Report: Ben Simmons tells Morey he is still not ready to return to action nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/03/rep…4:28 PM The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA

Daryl Morey spoke to Ben Simmons about returning to play, but Simmons said he is not mentally ready and is continuing to seek professional help, per @Shams Charania.

There is no timetable for his return to the floor. pic.twitter.com/1CFMMLl3Wv4:04 PM

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Sources: 76ers president Daryl Morey approached All-Star Ben Simmons today about his return to game action, but Simmons restated that he is not yet mentally ready to play and is continuing to seek professional help. There’s no timetable on Simmons‘ return to the floor. – 3:37 PM Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux

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A new episode of The Bell Ringer coming at you as @Nick_Friar and I discuss whether Ben Simmons will play a game this season for Philly. We also talk Tyrese Maxey, the bench additions, and Batman. #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2021/11/02/bel… via @SixersWire11:05 AM Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux

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Report: Ben Simmons refusing Sixers mental help inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 1:43 AM Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA

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I keep wondering if a De’Aaron Fox-Ben Simmons swap would benefit all involved (i.e. teams and players). – 11:50 PM Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA

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On today’s episode of The Bell Ringer, I welcome @Nick_Friar on with me to debate whether Ben Simmons ever plays another game here in Philly while also talking Tyrese Maxey and the new additions #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2021/11/02/bel… via @SixersWire #NBA – 9:07 PM Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly

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Danny Green is out tomorrow against the Bulls due to left hamstring tightness

Tobias Harris is out due to the health and safety protocols

Ben Simmons remains out due to personal reasons

Joel Embiid is not listed on the injury report #Sixers5:41 PM Kurt Helin @basketballtalk

Report: 76ers frustrated by Ben Simmons not keeping them abreast of mental-health progress nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/02/rep…5:40 PM Noah Levick @NoahLevick

Tobias Harris (health and safety protocols), Danny Green (left hamstring tightness) and Ben Simmons (personal reasons) are listed as out for Sixers-Bulls on Wednesday night. – 5:35 PM Justin Grasso @JGrasso_

Important note in the latest Ben Simmons update:

While Simmons has reportedly rejected to work with “team doctors,” he has been working with mental health professionals through the NBPA. The original report was a bit misleading as it seemed like he was refusing help entirely. – 5:32 PM Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly

#NBA column: Is it realistic to think Ben Simmons could play as soon as during the #Sixers’ 6-game road trip that begins Nov. 13th, since he hasn’t scrimmaged yet? https://t.co/IAg3QCAXWH pic.twitter.com/GXS9yJzAey4:00 PM   76ers resume fining Ben Simmons © Provided by HoopsHype

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The Sixers will again place Simmons’ future salary into an escrow account, sources said. Earlier this season, the Sixers released Simmons’ money from escrow after he had been initially cooperative on a path toward returning to play. -via ESPN / November 5, 2021 Simmons has been showing up regularly at the team’s facility for some daily basketball activity with coaches and individual teammates, but the Sixers will begin fining him again for failures to participate in other requirements, such as strength training, film study and some presence at team practices and game-day shootarounds, sources said. -via ESPN / November 5, 2021 Kyle Neubeck: I don’t know anyone of any significance in Sixers’ org who would leak accusations Simmons is faking mental health issue, and team has (in recent past) offered to provide resources to Simmons there *if* it’s something he feels he needs help with. Circulating otherwise is reckless -via Twitter @KyleNeubeck / October 21, 2021

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