NBA News: Ben Simmons have to wait for debut for Brooklyn Nets
Ben Simmons evidently struggles with problems in the lower back and will probably be missing the Brooklyn Nets for at least two more weeks. This reports Adrian Wojnarowski (espn).
Accordingly, the Nets had already been limited in their hopes that Simmons will probably only make “a few” games until the end of the ongoing regular season. Originally, the upcoming game of Nets against the Portland Trail Blazers were sought on Friday as the date for Simmons debut, but that has turned out to be impossible in recent weeks.
Simmons had not been in the stand yet to work several days in a row on his rehab, without suffering pain in the lower back and thus to throw back his progress. The 25-year-old will continue to train without opponent on the basketball field.
Simmons was shrinked on February 10 in the Blockbuster Trade for James Harden from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Nets after being communicated to do not want to complete a game for Philadelphia. He last played in the playoffs of last season.
In 58 games for Philadelphia in the season 2020/21, the Australian had averaging 14.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game at 55.7 percent from the field and 61.3 percent from the free-scale. Simmons was also chosen to the all-defensive first team of last season.
Brooklyn Nets could hardly access their full squad in the current season and with a balance of 36-33 only on the eighth place of the Eastern Conference, which they would miss a direct playoffplatz at the end of the regular season and to qualify about the play-in tournament for the PostSeason.
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