Ben Simmons eligible to rejoin Philadelphia 76ers, won't play in preseason finale

The team announced that Ben Simmons, who passed safety and health protocols, is now eligible to play for the Philadelphia 76ers in Friday's preseason finale.
The team lists Simmons' absence as "reconditioning" and he didn't travel with the team to Detroit. On Wednesday, the Sixers will open their regular season against New Orleans Pelicans.

Joel Embiid is among the Sixers who will miss Friday's preseason finale. He will be joined by Tobias Harris and Danny Green as well as Shake Milton, Matisse Thybulle, Matisse Thybulle, Danny Green, Matisse Thibulle, and Matisse Thybulle.

Simmons was forced to miss training camp and preseason due to his offseason trade request. This demand irritated some teammates and raised the fury of fans. Many were left wondering why Simmons wants to take the No. 1 spot in last season's league. The Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed.

Simmons, 25, a three-time All-Star, met on Tuesday with Sixers coach Doc Rivers.

Simmons still has four years and $147million left on his max contract. However, the 76ers placed $8.25 million in escrow due to the guard and fines for missing practices and games could be subtracted.

Rivers and Daryl Morey, Sixers president, have publicly hoped that Simmons would return to Sixers play since the beginning of training camp.

Over four seasons, Simmons averaged 15.9 point, 8.1 rebounds, and 7.7 assists with the Sixers.

This report was contributed by The Associated Press.