We finally talk about training with Ben Simmons.
Simmons hasn’t played for the Nets since a February trade from the 76ers due to a back injury, but he will join his teammates in training this weekaccording to ESPN, leaving open the possibility of him playing in Brooklyn’s first-round playoff series against the Celtics.
According to Post beat writer Brian Lewis, Simmons was throwing punches when reporters walked into practice on Saturday for media access. Simmons turned around and said, “Make sure you have this” and proceeded to dunk.
Game 1 of the series is scheduled for Sunday in Boston.
Nets coach Steve Nash said Friday Simmons “hasn’t done anything yet,” but ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the three-time All-Star “has been running and shooting without back pain for more than a year. week”.
Simmons, who was acquired from James Harden’s blockbuster after resistance with the Sixers, received an epidural injection in March to treat a herniated disc in his lower back.
A three-time All-Star and two-time All-Defensive in the first team, the 25-year-old hasn’t played in a game since the Eastern Conference Finals last June. He wanted to leave Philadelphia and then sat down, citing mental health issues.
New York Post