Sixers Open Preseason Schedule vs. ‘Unstoppable’ Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons of the Brooklyn Nets, who was linked to the Dallas Mavericks.


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Ben Simmons of the Brooklyn Nets, who was linked to the Dallas Mavericks.

Get ready to see a familiar face when the Philadelphia 76ers open the preseason. The Sixers will travel to Barclays Center on October to take on Ben Simmons and the Brooklyn Nets at 7:30 p.m.

The Sixers announced their full preseason slate on Friday which includes a home (October 5) and away (October 10) versus the Cleveland Cavaliers. The team will fly down to Charlotte to battle the Hornets on October 12. All four games can be heard on 97.5 The Fanatic, with the two home games being broadcast on NBC Sports Philadelphia. Single-game tickets will go on sale (via Ticketmaster) at a later date.

The 2022-23 regular season is expected to start on October 18, although the schedule hasn’t been released yet. The Sixers are planning to switch things up for training camp this year by heading down to Charleston, South Carolina.

ESPN’s Marc J. Spears first reported Doc Rivers’ plans. He said the team is hoping to avoid distraction and learn the local history. Camp has traditionally been held at the Sixers’ practice facility in Camden, New Jersey during the last week of September.

“And, along with basketball, Doc wants them to work on American history, to learn some American history,” Spears reported. “They are probably going to go to a slave museum and learn about the Gullah culture out ther