Brett Brown 'Fully Expects' Ben Simmons To Play This Season


Despite the growing possibility that he'll be sidelined throughout 2016-17, Simmons remains worth stashing in dynasty formats, as he's viewed as the 76ers' long-term option at point guard, where his 6-foot-10, 250-pound frame and savvy passing skills could make him a potential superstar at the position.

Coach Brett Brown said the 76ers would resist the urge to put the No.1 draft pick on ice until 2017-18 after a foot injury cruelled his rookie season.

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The Los Angeles Lakers ($3 billion), Golden State Warriors ($2.6 billion), Chicago Bulls ($2.5 billion) and Boston Celtics ($2.2 billion) rounded out the top five.

According to Forbes, the Knicks also posted an NBA-record operating profit of $141 million last season, despite a 32-50 season record. I fully expect him to play this season. I don't know the timing.

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The All-Star Game is Sunday in New Orleans and the Sixers are off until Friday Feb. 24, when they face the Washington Wizards.

"It is moving slowly", Brown said of Simmons' return. "We're trying to be very careful". Brown said he would need to take part in "at least" five full 5-on-5 scrimmages in practice before being inserted into the lineup, and the coach added that he doesn't envision Simmons being ready to participate in any during the All-Star break.

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Simmons has yet to play this season after breaking his right foot on September 30, the final day of training camp.