Head coach Doc Rivers provided an update on Ben Simmons after the star point forward practiced with the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday for the first time since ending his holdout, telling reporters he doesn't believe Simmons is in game shape yet.
"I don't know yet. I'm going to wait and see. Conditioning I would say, just watching him, I thought he was in decent shape," Rivers said. "Still not obviously game shape. He can do all that stuff, but overall, yeah."
Simmons did not meet with the media Sunday.
"We just introduced like we always do when a new guy comes back or the old guys come back. We jokingly did it," Rivers told reporters when asked if Simmons addressed the team. "We did it with Tobias as well, because he's been on vacation and Matisse as well. But as I told you before, the players pretty much welcome guys back."