September 30, 2016
First, the bad news: While we were recording today’s podcast, top overall pick Ben Simmons rolled his right ankle while scrimmaging at the end of today’s practice. The Sixers, extremely cautious by nature, elected to give the Simmons a scan:
#Sixers Ben Simmons will receive precautionary imaging after rolling his rt. ankle near the end of today's final Training Camp scrimmage.— Michael Preston (@preston76) September 30, 2016
We’ll learn more about Simmons later, but the development puts his status for next Tuesday’s game against the Boston Celtics in doubt. Brett Brown told reporters on hand at Stockton earlier today that both Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor will be available the preseason opener. After reducing their workloads at training camp, that is good news.
Anyway, Philly Mag’s Derek Bodner and I spent a half hour talking about Embiid, Sergio Rodriguez, and other takeaways from Sixers training camp this week.
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