76ers' Brown: Ben Simmons 'good to go' for season restart
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Star point guard Ben Simmons will be back in the Philadelphia 76ers' lineup once the NBA resumes the 2019-20 campaign in Orlando.

After suffering a lower-back nerve impingement in mid-February that forced him to miss eight games, Simmons has fully recovered and is "good to go," head coach Brett Brown told reporters on Wednesday, including ESPN's Tim Bontemps.

The dynamic floor general is averaging 16.7 points, 8.2 assists, and 7.8 rebounds per game while shooting 58.5% through 54 contests this season.

In addition to Simmons being back to full health, Brown says no 76ers players have tested positive for COVID-19 or expressed interest in opting out of the season restart, according to The Athletic's Derek Bodner.

Philadelphia plays the first of its eight seeding games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex against the Indiana Pacers on Aug. 1.

76ers' Brown: Ben Simmons 'good to go' for season restart
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