CAMDEN, N.J. – Doc Rivers tried to play Ben Simmons’ return to the Philadelphia 76ers cool, just introducing the petulant point guard to the team at practice with a joke like the coach would use for any other NBA player back from a drawn-out absence.
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“No,” forward Tobias Harris said facetiously.
Rivers said he’ll “Wait and see” if Simmons plays in New Orleans. Simmons averaged 15.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 7.7 assists over four seasons with the Sixers.