Ben Simmons has been allowed to rehab his back injury at the Philadelphia 76ers' practice facility during the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Ben and others have been given permission to use our facility," said Elton Brand. "It is essential that they can get the proper equipment to work out and rehab. So that’s where he’s been. He’s been doing that ever since the first week. We were able to get him access there."
Brand believes Simmons would be ready to play if the season resumed.
"We've took our time, we've been methodical and thoughtful about his recovery and rehab, just to make sure, because we weren't in a rush," Brand said. "It's hard to speculate. He's been working hard and I know he'd be close or ready."