Don’t hold your breath waiting for Ben Simmons to resume play for the Nets. If it happens, it happens. Via the NY Post:
Jacque Vaughn has repeatedly insisted the Nets haven’t discussed shutting injured Ben Simmons down.
But asked Sunday if Simmons is coming back this season, Vaughn was conspicuously noncommittal.
“Yeah, I think first of all I’ll just be pretty simple. He’s still managing his back and knee soreness,” Vaughn said cryptically. “He’s back home in Brooklyn. We’ll get a chance to kind of see where he’s at when we get back home after this trip.”
Simmons missed his 10th consecutive game Sunday in the Nets’ 122-120 win over the Nuggets, and his 26th of the season.
The Nets are 39-29 this season, which is the 5th best record in the Eastern conference.
Simmons is averaging 6.9 points, 6.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists in 26.3 minutes per game.