Sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that Ben Simmons didn't take part in a scheduled personal workout at the Philadelphia 76ers practice facility on Thursday. He was treated briefly for back tightness.
It is not clear if Simmons, who was expelled by the 76ers Wednesday for his conduct that was detrimental to the team's reputation, will be playing against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday (7:30 p.m.). ET, ESPN
ESPN was told by sources that Simmons left the team's training facility on Thursday morning without taking part in the scheduled workout. Wojnarowski reported that Simmons described his tight back to Sixers staff but was cleared by team medical staff to take part in the workout.
Sources say that Simmons had been hoping to be in the Sixers' workout on Thursday and then have him do a shootaround Friday before they play Brooklyn.
Simmons was not able to practice on Thursday and has not participated in any team practice since last week. Wojnarowski sources said that Simmons was kicked out of practice Tuesday because he refused to substitute for a drill several times.
Simmons withdrew from training camp the first two weeks despite his trade request. According to Wojnarowski, Simmons was fined more than $1.4million by the 76ers for missing four preseason games. From Wednesday's suspension, Simmons lost approximately $227,000