“I think it would be scary if these guys would run with me as a different weapon on the floor,” Simmons said in his first public comments this season. Michael Scott of HoopsHype. “At the pace we want to play, it will be unrealistic.”
Simmons spent the entire regular season after demanding a change from Philadelphia, saying he was mentally unprepared to play for the team again. He is cit “a lot of things inside” as something that led to his deteriorating mental health in Philly, stating that it was not a personal issue with any of the players, coaches or owners of the 76ers, according to Invincible Mark J. Spears.
76ers basketball president Daryl Mori waited patiently to move Simmons, then took advantage by sending a disgruntled 25-year-old to Brooklyn in a package for the former MVP James Harden.
Simmons says he is passionate about the Nets and feels more like himself.
“They should be happy that I’m smiling, to be honest. I’ve had dark times over the last six months,” Simmons said. said when asked about those who doubted the legitimacy of his recent fight against mental health. “I’m just happy to be in this situation with this team. People will say what they want. They’ve been saying that for the last six months.”
The Nets have not yet announced Simmons’ debut date. The Australian has admitted to stepping up his activities, while head coach Steve Nash has previously said the team did not throw him back on the court.
“Brooklyn” gets a key victory over the “Sacramento Kings”, which interrupted a series of 11 defeats. The Nets are now 30-27 and occupy the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.