Though the prospect of Ben Simmons’s second back surgery hasn’t been completely ruled out, The Post has learned it’s now considered unlikely, and the Brooklyn Nets star has made progress, not just in his health, but also in his headspace.
“There will be an assessment around the start of May, and if he [feels] exponentially worse or no improvement, that could end up an option. But every sign has indicated that that won’t be the case,” a source familiar with the situation told The Post. “He’s made really good improvement.
“The evaluation is a normal evaluation, though, nothing extreme, just kind of monitoring his progress and surgery is not in the realm of expectations for him.”