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Nets' Ben Simmons: Pedestrian numbers in return
Simmons (knee) posted two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 FT), six assists, four rebounds, one steal and one block across 26 minutes in Tuesday's 116-112 loss to the Suns.
Though he wasn't fully turned loose in his return from a five-game absence due to knee soreness, Simmons' production was disappointing nonetheless considering the role he held and the minutes he received. In the aftermath of Kyrie Irving being dealt to the Mavericks, Simmons stepped in as the Nets' starting point guard, but he could shift over to power forward with new acquisition Spencer Dinwiddie likely ready to debut Thursday versus the Bulls.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Ben Simmons: Available Tuesday
Simmons (knee) is available for Tuesday's game against the Suns, Alec Sturm of NetsDaily.com reports.
After five missed games due to left knee soreness, Simmons will return to a new-look Nets team without Kyrie Irving, who was shipped off to Dallas. Spencer Dinwiddie and Dorian Finney-Smith will not debut Tuesday, so it will still be a bit of a skeleton crew for Simmons' return. In January, he averaged 5.7 points, 7.7 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 27.8 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Ben Simmons: Says he'll play Tuesday
Simmons (knee) confirmed that he will suit up for Tuesday's contest against the Suns, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Simmons is set to make his return to Brooklyn's lineup after missing the team's past four contests due to a knee injury. With Kevin Durant (knee) still sidelined and the team potentially shorthanded due to the Kyrie Irving trade, Simmons may be in line to see increased usage during Tuesday's contest. While Simmons told reporters that he'll be playing, fantasy managers planning on activating him Tuesday will want to make sure the team confirms that the 26-year-old will suit up. Simmons is averaging 7.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.4 steals across 27.3 minutes over his first 37 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Ben Simmons: Won't play Monday
Simmons (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Clippers, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
While Simmons will be unavailable for the first half of a back-to-back set Monday due to his sore left knee, coach Jacque Vaughn said that he expects the 26-year-old to be back in action for Tuesday's game against Phoenix. T.J. Warren and Yuta Watanabe should see increased playing time against the Clippers.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Ben Simmons: Iffy for Monday's contest
Simmons (knee) is questionable for Monday's matchup against the Clippers, Meghan Triplett of GrindCityMedia.com reports.
Simmons has missed four straight games due to lingering knee pain. Head coach Jacque Vaughn said the 6-foot-11 point guard would be partaking in on-court work Saturday and Sunday, so it appears he's making good progress and could return to action soon.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Ben Simmons: Out Saturday, tabbed day-to-day
Simmons is considered day-to-day with soreness in his left knee, Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News reports.
Simmons has missed three straight contests and is set to miss a fourth Saturday due to lingering knee pain. Coach Jacque Vaughn shared that Simmons will be partaking in on-court work Saturday and Sunday before a decision is made for his availability Monday against the Clippers. Seth Curry, Cam Thomas and Day'Ron Sharpe should remain the primary beneficiaries of Simmons' absence.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Ben Simmons: Remains out Saturday
Simmons (knee) is out for Saturday's matchup against the Wizards, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com reports.
Simmons will miss a fourth straight game with left knee soreness, with his next chance to play arriving Monday against the Clippers. The bigger news is Kyrie Irving being listed out with right calf soreness one day after requesting a trade from the Nets. Seth Curry, Patty Mills, Cam Thomas and Edmond Sumner are candidates to see more run.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Ben Simmons: Officially questionable Saturday
Simmons (knee) is officially labeled as questionable for Saturday's game versus the Wizards, Christian Arnold of Associated Press reports.
Head coach Jacque Vaughn indicated earlier in the day Friday that Simmons isn't expected to play in the contest, so it's fair to consider Simmons more doubtful to take the floor than his official questionable designation. Assuming he sits as expected, Simmons' next opportunity to suit up arrives Monday versus the Clippers. With T.J. Warren (lower leg) in line to sit again as well, Seth Curry presumably will make another start.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Ben Simmons: Unlikely to play Saturday
Coach Jacque Vaughn said Friday that he doesn't expect Simmons (knee) to return Saturday against Washington, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
Simmons has been back at practice recently, and Vaughn recently expressed hope that the 26-year-old would be able to suit up against the Wizards. However, Simmons will likely be forced to miss a fourth consecutive matchup, but it's possible he'll return to game action at some point next week.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Ben Simmons: Hopeful for Saturday
Simmons (knee) remains out for Wednesday's game against the Celtics, but head coach Jacque Vaughn said before the matchup against Boston that he hopes to have the versatile point guard back for Saturday's matchup against the Wizards, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
Simmons will miss his third straight game Wednesday with some soreness in his left knee, but it sounds like there's a chance he could be back in action Saturday. While he's out, Seth Curry should continue to start, and there will be more minutes available for Day'Ron Sharpe in the second unit.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Ben Simmons: Won't play Wednesday
Simmons (knee) is out for Wednesday's game versus the Celtics, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
Simmons will miss his third straight game Wednesday due to left knee soreness. His ongoing absence should continue to afford Day'Ron Sharpe more minutes as the primary backup to starting center Nic Claxton, while Seth Curry is likely to maintain a starting role in Simmons' stead. Simmons' next opportunity to suit up is Saturday's matchup with Washington.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Ben Simmons: Remains out
Simmons (knee) will not play in Monday's meeting with the Lakers, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
Simmons was held out of the Nets' last contest with left knee soreness and will miss a second straight game due to the issue. Seth Curry slotted into the starting unit in Simmons' place Saturday and is likely to do so again Monday, while Yuta Watanabe could see extended action off the bench. Simmons' next chance to play will come Wednesday in Boston.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Ben Simmons: Questionable Monday
Simmons (knee) is questionable for Monday's game against the Lakers, Chris Milholen of NetsDaily.com reports.
Simmons missed Saturday's win over the Knicks due to a sore left knee, but he'll be in the mix to return for Monday's matchup. He's been held under 30 minutes of playing time in four of his last five appearances and has averaged 6.4 points, 6.8 assists and 4.4 rebounds in 26.6 minutes per game during that time.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Ben Simmons: Won't play Saturday
Simmons (knee) will miss Saturday's game versus the Knicks, Chris Milholen of NetsDaily.com reports.
Simmons left Thursday's game against the Pistons after a scoreless 20 minutes of action due to knee soreness, and the issue will prevent him from suiting up at least one more game. With T.J. Warren (lower leg) also out Saturday, Yuta Watanabe, Joe Harris and Markieff Morris are candidates to add minutes.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Ben Simmons: Questionable Saturday
Simmons (knee) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Knicks.
Simmons exited Thursday's game against the Pistons due to a sore left knee, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be able to suit up against New York. With T.J. Warren (lower leg) considered doubtful, Yuta Watanabe and Markieff Morris would likely be in line for increased playing time if Simmons is sidelined.... See More ... See Less
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