Ben Simmons NBA fixtures: How to watch every match of his debut season

Last updated: 17 January, 2017

Ben Simmons dribblesAustralia’s hottest basketball sensation will make his long-awaited NBA debut this season for the Philadelphia 76ers. Here’s all the information you need to watch all of the Ben Simmons NBA action you could ever hope for.

As the first pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Simmons will ply his trade for the Philadelphia 76ers, a franchise which has endured a torrid past few seasons.

The 76ers haven’t made the playoffs since 2012, having traded away their best players under general manager Sam Hinkie, who was seeking to initiate a quick rebuild through the draft. However, despite winning a combined total of 47 games in the past three seasons (from 246 total matches), it wasn’t until Simmons was drafted that they were able to get their hands on a number one pick.

The 76ers now have a new GM, Bryan Colangelo, who’s intent on arresting Philadelphia’s downward spiral. As such, there’s plenty of expectation on the Melbourne-born forward, who has already wowed fans with his superb passing skills in the 2016 NBA Summer League.

Unfortunately for both Philadelphia and Simmons, the Aussie forward has suffered a major injury setback, breaking his foot during a pre-season training session. While early estimates put his recovery time at 3-4 months, there is now speculation that Simmons could miss the entire 2016-17 season.

Simmons was due to begin begin his NBA journey for good on October 27 (Australian time) when Philadelphia open their season at home against the Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder. The match tips off at 11:00am (AEDT), and will be broadcast in Australia on ESPN through Foxtel.

There are a few other select 76ers games available to watch on pay TV; against the Cavaliers – where Simmons was pencilled in to go head-to-head with reigning Finals MVP LeBron James – (November 6, 10:00am), Timberwolves (November 18, midday), Celtics (December 4, 11:30am) and Lakers (December 17, midday).

While ESPN hasn’t released their broadcast schedule for the January-April part of the season, it’s clear that, if you want to watch most (or all) of Simmons’ games once he’s back on the court, Foxtel isn’t going to cut it.

There is an option available to have access to all 82 Philadelphia games this season; the NBA’s live streaming service, NBA League Pass. There are three different services available but, in short, a monthly subscription fee of $37.99 will allow you to watch every match in high definition.

If that’s a bit too steep for your taste, you can opt for the budget NBA TV package, which gives you up to ten games a week for $11.99 per month, while there is also a premium league pass option which comes in at $44.99 a month. For more info, head over to our NBA live streaming and TV guide page.

If you’re happy following along with live blogs and video highlights, The Roar is the place to be. We’ll be blogging plenty of Simmons’ games this season once he’s recovered, and RoarTV is your place to go for all your Ben Simmons highlights.

Ben Simmons NBA schedule

All times are in AEDT/AEST

Date Time Matchup Broadcaster
27/10/16 11:00 AM vs Oklahoma City Thunder ESPN, League Pass
30/10/16 3:30 AM vs Atlanta Hawks League Pass
02/11/16 10:00 AM vs Orlando Magic League Pass
03/11/16 10:00 AM @ Charlotte Hornets League Pass
06/11/16 10:00 AM vs Cleveland Cavaliers ESPN, League Pass
08/11/16 11:00 AM vs Utah Jazz League Pass
10/11/16 11:00 AM @ Indiana Pacers League Pass
12/11/16 11:00 AM vs Indiana Pacers League Pass
13/11/16 11:30 AM @ Atlanta Hawks League Pass
15/11/16 12:00 PM @ Houston Rockets League Pass
17/11/16 11:00 AM vs Washington Wizards League Pass
18/11/16 12:00 PM @ Minnesota Timberwolves ESPN, League Pass
20/11/16 11:30 AM vs Phoenix Suns League Pass
22/11/16 11:00 AM vs Miami Heat League Pass
24/11/16 11:00 AM vs Memphis Grizzlies League Pass
26/11/16 11:30 AM vs Chicago Bulls League Pass
28/11/16 5:00 AM vs Cleveland Cavaliers League Pass
29/11/16 11:30 AM @ Toronto Raptors League Pass
01/12/16 11:00 AM vs Sacramento Kings League Pass
03/12/16 11:00 AM vs Orlando Magic League Pass
04/12/16 11:30 AM vs Boston Celtics ESPN, League Pass
06/12/16 11:00 AM vs Denver Nuggets League Pass
07/12/16 12:00 PM @ Memphis Grizzlies League Pass
09/12/16 12:00 PM @ New Orleans Pelicans League Pass
12/12/16 10:00 AM @ Detroit Pistons League Pass
15/12/16 11:00 AM vs Toronto Raptors League Pass
17/12/16 12:00 PM vs Los Angeles Lakers ESPN, League Pass
19/12/16 10:00 AM vs Brooklyn Nets League Pass
21/12/16 11:00 AM vs New Orleans Pelicans League Pass
24/12/16 1:00 PM @ Phoenix Suns League Pass
27/12/16 2:30 PM @ Sacramento Kings League Pass
30/12/16 1:00 PM @ Utah Jazz League Pass
31/12/16 1:00 PM @ Denver Nuggets League Pass
01/1/17 11:00 AM vs Minnesota Timberwolves League Pass
07/1/17 11:30 AM @ Boston Celtics League Pass
09/1/17 4:00 AM @ Brooklyn Nets League Pass
12/1/17 11:00 AM vs New York Knicks League Pass
14/1/17 11:00 AM vs Charlotte Hornets League Pass
15/1/17 12:00 PM @ Washington Wizards League Pass
17/1/17 7:30 AM @ Milwaukee Bucks League Pass
19/1/17 11:00 AM vs Toronto Raptors League Pass
21/1/17 11:00 AM vs Portland Trail Blazers League Pass
22/1/17 11:00 AM @ Atlanta Hawks League Pass
25/1/17 11:00 AM vs Los Angeles Clippers League Pass
26/1/17 12:00 PM @ Milwaukee Bucks League Pass
28/1/17 11:00 AM vs Houston Rockets League Pass
30/1/17 11:00 AM @ Chicago Bulls League Pass
02/2/17 12:30 PM @ Dallas Mavericks League Pass
03/2/17 12:30 PM @ San Antonio Spurs League Pass
05/2/17 11:30 AM @ Miami Heat League Pass
07/2/17 11:30 AM @ Detroit Pistons League Pass
09/2/17 11:00 AM vs San Antonio Spurs League Pass
10/2/17 11:00 AM @ Orlando Magic League Pass
12/2/17 11:30 AM vs Miami Heat League Pass
14/2/17 11:00 AM @ Charlotte Hornets League Pass
16/2/17 11:30 AM @ Boston Celtics League Pass
25/2/17 11:00 AM vs Washington Wizards League Pass
26/2/17 11:30 AM @ New York Knicks League Pass
28/2/17 11:00 AM vs Golden State Warriors League Pass
02/3/17 11:30 AM @ Miami Heat League Pass
04/3/17 11:00 AM vs New York Knicks League Pass
05/3/17 10:00 AM vs Detroit Pistons League Pass
07/3/17 11:00 AM vs Milwaukee Bucks League Pass
10/3/17 2:00 PM @ Portland Trail Blazers League Pass
12/3/17 7:30 AM @ Los Angeles Clippers League Pass
13/3/17 12:30 PM @ Los Angeles Lakers League Pass
15/3/17 1:30 PM @ Golden State Warriors League Pass
18/3/17 10:00 AM vs Dallas Mavericks League Pass
20/3/17 4:00 AM vs Boston Celtics League Pass
21/3/17 10:00 AM @ Orlando Magic League Pass
23/3/17 11:00 AM @ Oklahoma City Thunder League Pass
25/3/17 11:00 AM @ Chicago Bulls League Pass
27/3/17 9:00 AM @ Indiana Pacers League Pass
29/3/17 10:30 AM @ Brooklyn Nets League Pass
30/3/17 10:00 AM vs Atlanta Hawks League Pass
01/4/17 10:30 AM @ Cleveland Cavaliers League Pass
03/4/17 8:00 AM @ Toronto Raptors League Pass
05/4/17 9:00 AM vs Brooklyn Nets League Pass
07/4/17 9:00 AM vs Chicago Bulls League Pass
09/4/17 9:00 AM vs Milwaukee Bucks League Pass
11/4/17 9:00 AM vs Indiana Pacers League Pass
13/4/17 10:00 AM @ New York Knicks League Pass

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