Ben Simmons, who has missed the last four games, is on the active roster for Friday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks. As for Yuta Watanabe, he is still sidelined.
The Brooklyn Nets have played fantastic basketball lately, winning five of their last six games despite missing Ben Simmons for the last four contests. These victories came against teams like the Trail Blazers, Magic, Wizards, Raptors, and Hornets. The Boston Celtics are clearly just demolishing everyone right now, including the Phoenix Suns, and Brooklyn has lost only once in this span.
Without Ben Simmons, the Brooklyn Nets have started to figure things out, but that doesn’t mean they’re a better team. The Celtics proved that the Nets aren’t yet a great team, but the Nets are good right now. Adding Simmons to the Nets’ defense will hopefully help them take the next step up from good to great.
After beating the Orlando Magic on November 28, Ben Simmons was starting to find his rhythm again. Unfortunately, he was injured soon after. Simmons has been averaging 11.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists,
1.7 steals, and 1.0 blocks over his last 10 games. They aren’t superstar numbers, but he’s clearly getting his strength back. If Simmons can avoid injuries and reach his full potential by the middle of the season, the 76ers will be in good shape.
What Is Ben Simmons’ Injury?
Simmons is experiencing pain due to a strain in his left lateral upper calf. The All-Star guard reportedly went down in the Nets’ game against the Magic on November 28 and had to leave the action in the middle of the second quarter.
Head coach Jacque Vaughn of the Brooklyn Nets said after the game that Simmons expressed discomfort and asked to be taken out of the game.
“He felt some discomfort in his left knee. has requested to be taken out of the game. We’ll keep an eye on him and see how he’s doing from now until Tuesday after we’ve given him some treatment and seen how he responds.”
Simmons will miss a few contests due to an injury to his left calf, which likely stemmed from the impact to his left knee.
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As Soon As Possible, The Brooklyn Nets Will Evaluate Ben Simmons Again
Simmons sustained an injury to his left lateral upper calf on November 28th, per the medical records. We all remember that the Nets faced Paolo Banchero and the Orlando Magic. They prevailed in the end and took the trophy. Simmons, however, had to leave the game in the second quarter due to an injury.
When asked about Ben, the new head coach for the Nets, Jacque Vaughn, said, “He had some left knee soreness, that same knee.” made a request to be taken out of the game. We’ll monitor his condition on a daily basis to observe his response to treatment and determine the next course of action.
Tonight, the Nets will face the Celtics in Boston. They’re facing the same team that swept them in the first round of the playoffs a year ago. Because of his injuries, Ben Simmons sat out that series as well. Having fewer players available than usual is a bad strategy when playing the Celtics.
This team has the best record in the NBA at 18-5 thanks largely to the efforts of Jayson Tatum, who seems to be on a personal vendetta this year. Because of this, Brooklyn needs Ben Simmons to be fully recovered if they want to win.
Even if he doesn’t play tonight, he should suit up for tomorrow’s game against the Hornets. But there is currently no set timetable for his return.
Nets Schedule 2022-23
The following are the schedules for the next ten regular season games for Brooklyn in 2022-23:
|Nov. 30||vs. Wizards||7:30 p.m.|
|Dec. 2||vs. Raptors||7:30 p.m.|
|Dec. 4||vs. Celtics||6 p.m.|
|Dec. 7||vs. Hornets||7:30 p.m.|
|Dec. 9||vs. Hawks||7:30 p.m.|
|Dec. 10||at Pacers||7 p.m.|
|Dec. 12||at Wizards||7 p.m.|
|Dec. 16||at Raptors||7:30 p.m.|
|Dec. 18||at Pistons||6 p.m.|
|Dec. 21||vs. Warriors||7:30 p.m.|
BOSTON — Ben Simmons, a swingman for the Brooklyn Nets, has been out with a back injury since being traded from the Philadelphia 76ers before the trade deadline in February. He has now been given the green light to resume practicing and playing basketball.