Simmons Scheduled For CT Scan Today

Feb. 23 scan could tell if Sixers' Ben Simmons plays this season: A Feb. 23 CT scan of Ben Simmons' surgically repaired right foot could determine if he plays in his rookie season. It'll come one month after a Jan. 23 scan showed Simmons' foot wasn't fully healed, according to a published report.

Why hasn't Ben Simmons played for Sixers? His foot may not be fully healed: Now we have a better idea why Ben Simmons hasn't played yet for the 76ers. The first overall pick in the draft last summer is scheduled to visit the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York next Thursday to determine if his right foot is fully healed, according to several sources. Sources said that a CT scan on Jan. 23 showed that his foot was not fully healed.

Sixers should sit Simmons for rest of season: Sit him down. Keep him on the bench. Tie him to the bench and place his feet atop a pair of Royal Hotel goose-down pillows. Assign an assistant coach to do nothing but monitor Ben Simmons and make sure he stays tied to the bench with his feet atop those pillows.

Beyond Embiid and Simmons, Sixers have other issues to address: Let's put the Embiid-Simmons situation on the back burner for now and look at other areas that warrant attention. It all starts with president Bryan Colangelo and how he will handle the situations laid before him. First and foremost is what he will do with the plethora of centers still on his roster.