The next question is will he actually play in games? Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer has confirmed in a new report that whether or not Simmons will play is still undetermined, although the Sixers aren’t changing their stance that they want Simmons to play.
As for the matter of trading Simmons, Fischer reiterated that the Sixers are keeping their asking price high. The Pistons would “Entertain” trading Jerami Grant for Simmons, the Sixers don’t seem interested in a Spurs package including Dejounte Murray and Lonnie Walker IV, and the Kings aren’t discussing any deals that include either De’Aaron Fox or Tyrese Haliburton. With a trade seemingly a long way off, for now the focus is waiting to see if the Sixers can get Simmons to play as intended, and how that shakes out on the court and in the locker room.