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Simmons backflips, withdraws from Australia's Word Cup squad

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Ben Simmons' new contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers came with bad news for Australian basketball fans: The Melbourne-born NBA All-star won't play for the Boomers at the World Cup.

Hours after Simmons and the 76ers agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension on Tuesday, Simmons said he preferred to spend time with his new teammates in September instead of travelling to China for the Aug. 31-Sept. 15 World Cup.

"I wanted to let everyone know that after consulting with my representation, I've made the difficult decision to forego playing in the World Cup in China," Simmons said in a statement.

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Leaders
Points: Joel Embiid27.5
Rebounds: Joel Embiid13.6
Assists: Ben Simmons7.7
FG%: Ben Simmons56.3%
Steals: Jimmy Butler1.89
Blocks: Joel Embiid1.91
Defense (Rank)
Points: 112.5 (19)
Rebounds: 43.5 (4)
Assists: 23.4 (6)
FG%: 45.5% (10)
FT%: 76.8% (17)
3P%: 34.2% (4)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 115.2 (4)
Rebounds: 47.8 (4)
Assists: 26.9 (4)
FG%: 47.1% (8)
FT%: 77.1% (16)
3P%: 35.9% (8)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Toronto 58 24 .707 --
x-Philadelphia 51 31 .622 7.0
x-Boston 49 33 .598 9.0
x-Brooklyn 42 40 .512 16.0
New York 17 65 .207 41.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/12/2019 Raul Neto Signed as Free Agent
7/12/2019 James Ennis III Re-Signed
7/11/2019 Mike Scott Re-Signed
7/11/2019 Kyle O'Quinn Signed as Free Agent
7/10/2019 Tobias Harris Re-Signed
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Injuries
Date Player Status
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