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Ben Simmons met with Sixers' medical professionals and coach Doc Rivers today and informed them that he's not mentally ready to play to his expectations now, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Ben Simmons

Ben  Simmons
Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Position: SF, PF
Age: 25
Height: 208 cm
Weight: 104 kg
Birth place: Australia

Via NBA reporter, the Australian athlete also talked to his teammates.

Simmons has to be evaluated now and the next steps will be based upon the determination of medical professionals.

Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, Simmons reported to shootaround today ahead of Nets game and was seen engaged around the team. The three-time All-Star has expressed he wants to play but isn't prepared psychically.

On October 19, the 25-year-old was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team.

Simmons has been criticized since passing up a dunk in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks in last season's playoffs. He openly asked for a trade and left the organization through training camp and the preseason.

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