Ben Simmons arrived at the practice facility of the Philadelphia 76ers without taking part in his scheduled individual workout and his status for Friday's game against the Brooklyn Nets is unclear. Simmons described experiencing back stiffness and was briefly treated for it.

The 76ers didn't practice as a team on Thursday.

Simmons was suspended for Philadelphia's regular season opener at the New Orleans Pelicans.

Simmons has yet to fully engage in a team practice and it is unlikely that he would play in Friday's game.

Simmons continues to seek a trade from the 76ers.