Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons According to head coach Steve Nash, he is dealing with back pain when undergoing a recovery process to return to the NBA. New York Post Brian Lewis.
Simmons needs to strengthen the diseased area in his back before he is ready to make his long-awaited debut at Nets, sources said Athletic Shams Charanya.
Nash downplayed the need to worry about Simmons ’failure.
“It doesn’t look like an injury,” Nash said Associated Press. “It looks like he’s back to play, his back is a bit flared.
The 25-year-old Australian has not played in a game since last postseason. Before joining the Nets, Simmons held on all season after demanding trade from Philadelphia 76ers in the off-season.
Simmons, who finished second in the defensive player of the year in the last campaign, arrived in Brooklyn as part of an exchange of 76ers, centered on the 2018 MVP and three-time champion who scored a goal. James Harden. There is no specific schedule for Simmons’ return, although the Nets is working to restore it on a daily basis, Charanya said.
After a hot start, Brooklyn recently dropped to the standings and finished eighth in the East with a score of 31-29. The Nets are expected to get a major boost in the near future as well Kevin Durant plans to return after the MCL sprain within the next week, Nash said, per Nick Friedel of ESPN.