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FILE - In this  Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 file photo, Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons moves the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in New York. All-Star guard Ben Simmons says he’s feeling strong in his recovery from a lower back injury and expects to be at full strength once the NBA season resumes. Simmons, who averaged 16.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 8.2 assists in 54 games, was hurt in a Feb. 22 game at Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

76ers' Simmons recovered from back injury for restart

Jul. 2, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons’ back pain threw his postseason status into uncertainty had the NBA season reached its natural conclusion. Check out Simmons these days on Instagram. He’s muscular, spry — and throwing down dunks without a wince on his face. The All-Star guard who...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid celebrates after a three-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Philadelphia. 76ers coach Brett Brown says All-Stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are healthy for the NBA restart. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

76ers coach Brown says Embiid, Simmons healthy for restart

Jul. 1, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown says All-Star guard Ben Simmons is “good to go” for the NBA restart after sitting out the final games before the shutdown with a back injury. Brown, whose contract runs through 2021-22, also expected fellow All-Star Joel Embiid to start...

FILE - In this March 1, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown gestures during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles. Brown's job status is a hot topic around the NBA and a daily debate in Philly. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

76ers coach Brown knows tenuous job fate lies in NBA restart

May. 15, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Almost fitting for his seven-year tenure coaching the Philadelphia 76ers, Brett Brown had an injury to report: his 16-year-old dog pulled a hamstring on one of their daily walks. But for the banged-up Sixers’ Big Dogs? Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are coming along just fine from...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons smiles while speaking at a news conference before an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Philadelphia. Philadelphia 76ers All-Star guard Ben Simmons is closer to getting cleared to play, should the NBA season resume. Simmons, the league leader in steals, was sidelined with nerve issues in his lower back when the season suspended was March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

76ers GM: Injured Simmons 'close or ready' to NBA return

May. 5, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers All-Star guard Ben Simmons is closer to getting cleared to play, should the NBA season resume. The league leader in steals was sidelined with nerve issues in his lower back when the season was suspended on March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic. He is allowed to...