Sixers coach Brett Brown recently suggested that Luwawu could spend significant time in the D-League as a rookie, Sixers.com's Brian Seltzer reports. "I feel for the first time we are truly going to tap into our D-League program. It certainly makes sense to use the D-League that's 45 minutes down the road to get him playing," Brown said of Luwawu. "You can do all the drill work you want -- it doesn't equal playing against bodies and feeling other players. I think you’re going to see him in the D-League from time to time, but I also feel like the excitement we saw from the summer league shows that that's an excellent prospect."
Simmons finished summer league play with averages of 10.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists across 28.8 minutes per game in six appearances, earning a spot on the Samsung All-NBA Summer League First Team.
Embiid (foot) continues to progress as expected and remains focused on getting back in playing shape for the start of training camp, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "We know [Embiid's] healthy," said Sixers assistant Lloyd Pierce. "He's been in a great spot the past couple of months...he's just trying to get in basketball conditioning, [work on his] basketball skills and feel comfortable on the floor."
Coach Brett Brown said prior to the start of the Las Vegas Summer League that Simmons will see time at point guard during his rookie season, but perhaps not right away, NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper reports. "I think the point-guard position is the hardest position to play in the NBA as a first-year player, let alone as a person that's played a four man his whole life," Brown said. "He would be all over the place. It seems quite reckless to do it, almost unfair. I hope to continue to be ambitiously creative at tapping into what he really can do, and in my heart of hearts I think he can do it."