Ben Simmons leaves 76ers facility without taking part in workout

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Adrian Wojnarowski: ESPN Sources: All-Star Ben Simmons arrived and departed the 76ers practice facility today without taking part in a scheduled individual workout. His status for Friday night’s game vs. Brooklyn (ESPN, 7:30 PM) is unclear. As a team, the Sixers had no practice today.
Source: Twitter @wojespn

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Ryan McDonald @ryanwmcdonald
Ben Simmons today, apparently pic.twitter.com/5yqs4X0BG12:25 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN Sources: All-Star Ben Simmons arrived and departed the 76ers practice facility today without taking part in a scheduled individual workout. His status for Friday night’s game vs. Brooklyn (ESPN, 7:30 PM) is unclear. As a team, the Sixers had no practice today. – 2:17 PM

Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
Jason Kelce taking Ben Simmons to school. #TheRealTreasure pic.twitter.com/DxLJYhuuEa1:52 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Ben Simmons told 76ers he’s not mentally ready to play nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/21/rep…1:05 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#NBA column: How the #Sixers and #Nets are dealing with the Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving situations as they prepare to meet Friday night on ESPN in the #76ers’ home opener: bit.ly/3AWppjL pic.twitter.com/BMZI9Skica12:15 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
No Ben Simmons drama. Just basketball. Joel Embiid and the team enjoyed some normalcy at least for 1 night. #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2021/10/21/joe… via @SixersWire #NBA11:14 AM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
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Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
No practice today for the #Sixers. The Ben Simmons press conference on hold once again… – 8:50 AM

Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN
After stressful day when Ben Simmons was kicked out of practice and suspended, Sixers regrouped with a team dinner in New Orleans and showed good chemistry in routing Pelicans: espn.com/nba/story/_/id…8:35 AM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#NBA column: How the #Sixers and #Nets deal with Ben Simmons, Kyrie Irving drama as they meet again Friday night: bit.ly/3AWppjL #76ers pic.twitter.com/NfS0kxppAQ6:35 AM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Doc Rivers supports Ben Simmons despite Sixers star’s practice antics: ‘I want Ben to be playing’ inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 3:55 AM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Loud “We want Simmons!” chants as the Sixers perimeter defense is getting lit up. I would stick to the “Where’s Ben Simmons?” chants if we’re trying to make sense here. – 9:28 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The crowd is chanting “Where’s Ben Simmons?” Something tellsme the Sixers are going to hear this a lot. – 9:02 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
“Where’s Ben Simmons?” chant starting in the arena…but is short-lived. – 9:01 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Doc Rivers supports Ben Simmons despite Sixers star’s practice antics: ‘I want Ben to be playing’ inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 5:01 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
We talked a whole lot of Ben Simmons on this pod + if you submitted a take, we broke it down.
New episode of @CertifiedBckts with @AshNicoleMoss & @LethalShooter__ out now 💘💘
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Amid a @McClain_on_NFL report about a potential Deshaun Watson deal to Miami houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-n… I was unable to come up with a way for Ben Simmons and John Wall to somehow be included. – 3:57 PM

Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
For @The Vertical: Joel Embiid can solve the 76ers saga by asking Daryl Morey to trade Ben Simmons now.
sports.yahoo.com/joel-embiid-co…3:42 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Ben Simmons’ antics haven’t changed Doc Rivers’ stance: ‘I want Ben to be playing.’ inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer #Sixers #NBA #philaunite3:15 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Amid the Ben Simmons saga, Tobias Harris has taken the charge that the team expects from one of their top players #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2021/10/20/tob… via @SixersWire2:39 PM

More on this storyline

Adrian Wojnarowski: Simmons has yet to fully engage in a team practice, so it remains unlikely that he would make his season-debut vs. the Nets on Friday. -via Twitter @wojespn / October 21, 2021

Ohm Youngmisuk: Patty Mills says he hasn’t spoken to fellow Aussie Ben Simmons recently. “[We’re] close in certain things and obviously his journey has gone the path that it has watching from afar. With national team stuff we’ve come quite close. As a fellow countrymen, you always wish the best” -via Twitter @NotoriousOHM / October 21, 2021

Kyle Neubeck: Eagles center Jason Kelce on the Ben Simmons situation: “Everybody can bitch and complain about how tough this city is to play in. Just play better man, this city will love you.” -via Twitter @KyleNeubeck / October 21, 2021