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Ben Simmons tells Sixers he is 'not mentally ready' to play right now

Ben Simmons tells Sixers he is 'not mentally ready' to play right now

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, sources tell ESPN. He also talked to his teammates today.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

ANALYSIS: Wojnarowski also added, "Simmons has to be evaluated now and next steps will be based upon the determination of medical professionals." The star point guard has not played for the Sixers in any capacity this fall and was recently thrown out of practice and suspended by the team. It is unclear what the next steps are for Simmons from a playing and general wellbeing standpoint.

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