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Report: Ben Simmons expected to miss about three months

Philadelphia 76ers Media Day

CAMDEN, NJ - SEPTEMBER 26: Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers poses for a picture during media day on September 26, 2016 in Camden, New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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No. 1 pick Ben Simmons injured his foot, but the 76ers have yet to reveal a timeline for his return.

Is this good or bad news?

Jeff Goodman of ESPN:

Philadelphia plays 33 games before the calendar year ends, which would put Simmons in line with the 76ers other recent first-round picks. Nerlens Noel (82 games), Joel Embiid (82 games) and Jahlil Okafor (29 games) all missed significant chunks of their first pro seasons.

At least Simmons would have a chance to get back on the court and develop. That’s the priority, with Philadelphia likely remaining lousy with or without him.