There hasn’t been a ton of news on the Ben Simmons injury front after the team shut him down for the season at the end of February. The top pick in 2016 had one CT scan in late January (which was supposedly good) and one in February (which actually was not good), but the team hasn’t announced if he’s undergone one this month.
Well let this video of Simmons throwing down a between the legs dunk be a substitute for that.
NBA ALL-STAR slam dunk 2018? @BenSimmons25 #Sixers pic.twitter.com/kTya30cB4Z— Nick M Broadcast (@SportsDirectTV) March 26, 2017
I’m not going to act like this didn’t remind of that Joel Embiid dunk from March 2015 we no longer recall fondly, but I’m going to use this clip as a positive sign that Simmons is progressing towards (or is at) full health.
It certainly doesn’t help explain the team’s general shadiness towards Simmons’ elongated recovery from a Jones fracture, and for that I’m sure they’re probably not too happy about this video floating across the internet.
Until he makes his debut in the fall, this will just have to do.