Following the blockbuster commerce that despatched James Harden to the Philadelphia 76ers and Ben Simmons to the Brooklyn Nets, problems have arisen. While Harden has already began to flourish in his new scenario, Simmons remains to be working his manner onto the court docket for the primary time as a member of the Nets.
With that in thoughts, it is likely to be some time longer earlier than he makes his debut in Brooklyn.
As first reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charana, Simmons is coping with again soreness in reconditioning course of that requires additional strengthening of the world over a time period earlier than return to motion.
Nets coach Steve Nash was requested about this following the report, giving a clear reply about Simmons’ scenario.
“I just saw the reports. It’s been the same process. It’s just a little soreness in his back,” stated Nash on Saturday night. “It’s not like an injury, it’s just as he’s returning to play, his back has flared up a little bit. He hasn’t played a game since June so that’s just part of his process of returning to play is as you ramp up, he’s a little sub septic to certain things as you would be with muscle soreness or tightness. He’s got a little tightness.”
While Nash considers this extra of a standard incidence after not taking part in for all the season fairly than an damage, it’s nonetheless one thing to observe. Currently sitting at eighth within the Eastern Conference with a document of 32-29, they’re projected to be a part of the play-in event regardless of having such a gifted roster.
Last season, which was the final time Simmons performed, he averaged 14.3 factors, 7.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists per contest.