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76ers rule out Ben Simmons against Magic due to swelling in elbow

Star Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons will not play Saturday against the Orlando Magic due to swelling in his left elbow.

It will be Simmons' first missed game of the season after not playing all of 2015-16 due to a fractured right foot.

Simmons was injured Wednesday against the Portland Trail Blazers, and the star rookie noticed swelling in his left elbow after the game.

He will be reevaluated Sunday.

Last year's overall No. 1 draft pick is averaging 18.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game this season.
T.J. McConnell will start at point guard in Simmons' absence.

"It changes a lot of things without Ben Simmons," Sixers coach Brett Brown said Friday, according to Philly.com. "It's obviously highly impactful all over the place on both sides of the ball."

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