UPDATE: Simmons is dealing with an illness but was not listed on the 5:30 NBA injury report for Tuesday’s slate. So it looks like he’s fine and will start against the Pacers.
Philadelphia 76ers G/F Ben Simmons missed practice Monday due to an illness.
Ben Simmons missed today’s practice (illness). #sixers— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) December 30, 2019
We don’t know what Simmons’ status is for Tuesday’s game vs. the Indiana Pacers. He could be ruled out beforehand, he could be fine, he could be a game-time decision. So at this point there’s not much info we can go off of. It is New Year’s Eve, though, so I mean there’s a chance Simmons just sits out until the New Year and perhaps the week. The Sixers only play two games this week: Tuesday vs. IND and Friday vs. HOU. If Simmons is limited or out, Joel Embiid, Josh Richardson, Raul Neto and James Ennis get a boost.