By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid will not play in this year’s summer league, 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo announced on Monday.

Simmons, 20, missed his entire rookie season after suffering a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot last September. In April, Simmons was cleared for basketball activities.

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After missing his first two NBA seasons with foot injuries, Embiid, 23, played 31 games in 2016-17 before suffering a meniscus tear in his left knee sidelining him for the majority of the season.

These two players are undoubtedly the pillars of the 76ers’ future.

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The Sixers held some official pre-draft workouts on Monday, ahead of the June 22nd NBA Draft. Philadelphia owns the third overall pick.

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