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Ben Simmons DOUBTFUL for tonight’s game vs. DET

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The Sixers will be without their star point guard against the Pistons this evening.

NBA: Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Brett Brown declared Ben Simmons doubtful for tonight’s game against the Detroit Pistons.

It’s never a good thing to be less than full strength, and this announcement doesn’t mean that Simmons will 100% not play (though it’s like, 99.99% chance that he doesn’t), but it all makes perfect sense. You don’t want to mess around with back injuries; something minor could turn major real quick. On top of that, the Sixers are on back-to-back duty following the Detroit game, as they’ll head to Milwaukee tomorrow. It’s best to give Simmons the rest he needs, and hopefully that’s enough for Ben to return to full health against Giannis and the 3-0 Bucks.

According to Pompey, Brown had some more news:

Could have guessed that one. This probably also means that JJ Redick will start at the 2.