We're one week into the 2021-2022 NBA season. So far, the Sixers have played in three matchups, and they did it all without their three-time All-Star point guard Ben Simmons in the mix. Simmons was serving a one-game suspension for the first outing against the New Orleans Pelicans after getting booted from practice last Tuesday.

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Then after admitting to his teammates and coaches that he wasn't mentally ready to take the floor for the Sixers at this time, the 76ers have stopped fining Simmons, found ways to help, and ruled the star guard out for personal reasons after moving forward.

The Sixers have achieved a 2-1 record without Simmons so far through the first few games. They opened up the season with a bang as they hit the road and demolished the Zion Williamson-less Pelicans 117-96.

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