Ben Simmons eyes return for playoffs

2022-04-02 07:56
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Brooklyn Nets star Ben Simmons has resumed light on-court workouts and remains hopeful of a return to action in the playoffs, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

"Nets three-time All-Star Ben Simmons has resumed light on-court workouts, sources tell me, and the hope remains that he will be able to ramp up for a potential return in time for the playoffs," Charania said.

"The Nets and Simmons have worked together on managing his back issues, which flared up when he was previously aiming for a mid-March return.

Ben Simmons

Ben  Simmons
Team: Brooklyn Nets
Position: SF, PF
Age: 25
Height: 208 cm
Weight: 104 kg
Birth place: Australia

And now with the Nets jockeying for playoff position in the Eastern Conference, a Simmons return makes the team's ceiling even greater for a potentially deeper run."

Simmons was dealing with a herniated disc in his back in recent time.

The Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash has repeatedly said the team is hopeful Simmons will play this season.

The Nets acquired Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond, and two first-round draft picks from the Philadelphia 76ers on Feb. 10 in exchange for James Harden and Paul Millsap.

Simmons is a three-time All-Star and two-time All-Defensive Team honoree. He has career averages of 15.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 7.7 assists in 275 games, all starts, over four seasons with the 76ers.


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