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By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ben Simmons is doing a good job of getting 76ers fans hyped for the 2017-18 season.

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Simmons, 21, missed his entire first NBA season after having foot surgery and posted on his Instagram account on Monday saying, “I would have killed the old me on the court.”

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Simmons was Philadelphia’s No. 1 overall pick in 2016.

Simmons is expected to be the Sixers’ primary ball handler on offense and — along with the additions of 2017 No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz and J.J. Redick (and a healthy Joel Embiid, of course) — lead the team to playoff contention in 2017-18.

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