The overall number one pick from the 2016 NBA Draft, Ben Simmons, has reportedly been cleared to play in competitive games after visiting his doctors earlier today.
Simmons, who has missed the entire 2016-17 NBA season due to a fracture in his foot, posted an update on Twitter regarding his status for this season and beyond.
"I got my scan today, green check," Simmons said in a video via Uninterrupted. " I'm looking forward to getting back on the court and I'm looking forward to a big season with the Sixers."
Philadelphia has one game remaining on their schedule, facing the Knicks inside Madison Square Garden this Wednesday, and even though it is extremely unlikely, it's still a possibility that Simmons could suit up to get some NBA game experience before the end of the season.
If not, he has next year's Summer League to look forward to, the place where he wowed crowds with his insane passing skills the year prior.