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Sixers’ Simmons mystery deepens; $270m risk in tense ‘stalemate’: NBA Late Mail

Sixers’ Simmons mystery deepens; $270m risk in tense ‘stalemate’: NBA Late Mail

The 2021-22 NBA season is nearly here with final pre-season games tipping off this weekend before the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets tip off next Wednesday.

In the meantime, two league heavyweights have decisions to make on big names while there have been both promising and disappointing injury updates.

In the meantime, two league heavyweights have decisions to make on big names while there have been both promising and disappointing injury updates.

BEN SIMMONS

Ben Simmons is expected to miss the Philadelphia 76ers’ final pre-season game on Saturday as the mystery over his future deepens.

Simmons stunned Sixers officials when he returned to Philadelphia without warning earlier in the week.

While the ideal scenario for the 76ers would involve getting Simmons on the court right away it appears unlikely for the time being.

Source: https://www.foxsports.com.au/basketball/nba/nba-2021-preseason-games-ben-simmons-philadelphia-76ers-kyrie-irving-vaccination-brooklyn-nets-klay-thompson-injury-update-marcus-smart-suspended/news-story/aa7f254d01c9cef22b9a4784715d3220