REPORT: Philadelphia 76ers Star Out For The 2017 Season
This one stings!
Philadelphia 76ers fans were jumping out of their seats when the team used the No. 1 overall pick to select Ben Simmons in the 2016 draft. But those cheers were fizzled out by the news that Simmons' NBA debut wouldn't come until later in the season because of a broken foot.
Things just got even worse for Sixers faithful as president Bryan Colangelo announced that Simmons will not play at all for the team in the 2016-17 season.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) February 24, 2017
Sixers fans have been in basketball purgatory for years with their franchise trapped in what seems to be a perpetual rebuild. This latest Simmons news is kicking the fanbase while they're down, way down.
Philadelphia has dealt with unfortunate injuries to three out of four of their last first round draft picks. Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid, and Simmons have all missed time in their rookie seasons due to injury.
Sixers fans' faith has to be wavering at this point. But trust the process, right?
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