Brett Brown said he's been "exclusively" using Ben Simmons at the power forward position in recent practices.
It would appear that Brown is seriously considering starting Shake Milton at the point guard position, which would shift Simmons to the four-spot with Al Horford coming off the bench. Brown has been asking Simmons to spend more time off-the-ball while operating in his new position, and he says Simmons has been adjusting to the new role well, "killing it" alongside Joel Embiid at recent practices. This could result in a marginal downtick in the assist numbers for Simmons, but he should still be a focal point in the offense. Jul 13 2:56 pm (EST)
- Ben Simmons (lower back) said he feels "better than [he] was" at the start of the 2019-20 season. Simmons also put on muscle and feels fully confident in his back. Head coach Brett Brown said as much earlier this week, mentioning that he won't restrict Simmons' minutes when play resumes. Joel Embiid was working out six days a week at times during the break, and we're heard nothing but positive developments from Philly as they head into the bubble.
- The Sixers won't restrict Ben Simmons (back impingement) when play resumes later this month, according to coach Brett Brown.
- Sixers coach Brett Brown said that Ben Simmons (back) "has been outstanding" in rehabbing his injury during the league's shutdown. All Ben Simmons News
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