Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers Ready for Playoff Run if Season Returns
While some teams were firing on all cylinders, others were sputtering.
Prior to the NBA’s hiatus, there were many questions surrounding the Philadelphia 76ers. The concern reached an all-time high when Ben Simmons went down indefinitely with a nerve impingement in his lower back in late February.
Now, as players and executive begin to feel more optimistic about a potential return to play this season, the Sixers have received some good news related to their All-Star’s recovery. According to an ESPN report, Simmons’ back injury has “all but dissipated”, and the point guard should be ready to go if the season is to come back. Moreover Joel Embiid, who was dealing with his own nagging injury leading into the hiatus is expected to be a full go for a potential return.
The league went on indefinite hiatus on March 16 after both Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell became the first two NBA players to test positive for the novel coronavirus. The two have since made full recoveries.
The NBA is still very adamant on trying to do whatever it can to salvage this NBA season and if play is to resume, we can assume the Sixers will be ready to roll.