76ers head coach Brett Brown said he'd like to see Ben Simmons take the court this season, Sixers President of Basketball Operations announced today that will not happen.

"It does continue to progress," Colangelo said.

"But at a lot slower pace then anyone would hope for. He's heartbroken, he wants to play, he wants to be out there, its eating him alive - unfortunately that won't happen this season."

Colangelo says he hopes to have Simmons back and ready to play in summer league games and for the start of the 2017-2018 season.

"We've always anticipated that there would be an opportunity for him to play, hopefully this season," Colangelo stated. "But there was always an outside chance that it didn't happen because there wasn't complete or full healing.

Simmons, the No. 1 overall pick in last year's NBA draft, fractured his foot at the end of September during training camp at Stockton University.

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