Doc Rivers says Ben Simmons is ramping up his workload for Sixers

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The Philadelphia 76ers are continuing to wait on what happens with their 25-year old All-Star, Ben Simmons, as they move on with their season. Simmons officially requested a trade in the offseason and he was in the middle of a holdout before he decided to end it and join the team on Oct. 11.

Since then, it has been a bit of a roller coaster. Simmons joined the team in practice, he then was really going through the motions, and he was then thrown out of practice on Oct. 19 and he was suspended for their season opener. All of that has then led to him seeking professional help in order to get his mental health right to rejoin the team.

Simmons has been at the team’s facility working individually with trainers to get himself back on the floor sooner rather than later. As the team moves forward, coach Doc Rivers offered up another update on the All-Star.

“Same stuff,” said Rivers. “I don’t know if you’d call that progress or not. Definitely more shooting and more work today for sure. This is the most that I saw him working by far.”

As long as Simmons is continuing to work on himself and the Sixers continue to work on getting the All-Star back out on the floor, it would be a big boost to both himself and the team. Philadelphia wants him back out there to help the team win games while Simmons wants a trade. Getting back out there and playing will help both parties get what they want.

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