Simmons ends the season early.
Reporter Shams Charania of ‘The Athletic’ appeared on ‘Fan Duel TV’ on the 28th (Korean time) and talked about Ben Simmons of the Brooklyn Nets스포츠토토.
Simmons, who is tall, fast, and has a wide field of vision, entered the NBA with the first overall pick in the draft and raised many expectations. There was also an evaluation that he would become the next LeBron James.
It wasn’t a very satisfactory growth, but Simmons proved his star quality and became an all-star regular. Also, after his joining, Philadelphia succeeded in leaping again into a strong team.
However, Simmons, who had a clear shooting weakness, could not cross the wall any further. Rather, on the big stage, the opponent persistently dug into Simmons’ weakness and made him shrink passively.
Faced with a lot of criticism after losing the 2020-2021 playoff series to Atlanta, Simmons refused to play in Philadelphia after accepting a fine, citing mental problems. After he reluctantly attended training, he was even caught showing disloyalty and being kicked out.
Simmons was expected to hit a turning point in his career after being traded to Brooklyn. However, his progress so far is very disappointing. Simmons, who ended last season with a back injury, has been unable to regain his former form this season. Unbelievable performance for a maximum salary player. His poor free-throw success rate fell even further.
Ben Simmons 2022-2023 season results
In 42 games, he averaged 6.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 6.1 assists, 5.6 field goal attempts, and 43.9% free throw percentage
. There are many reasons for Simmons’ sluggishness, but the biggest is that injuries have plagued him throughout the season. Simmons has been sidelined for 42 games due to back and knee injuries. He has not recently recovered from a back injury and has not played since mid-February.
Simmons, who has not shown much signs of recovery from his physical condition, is very likely to end the season prematurely. Reporter Karania said, “There is an expectation that Simmons’ season is over.”
Director Zach Vaughn said: “Ben Simmons is getting better and he’s on the court and he’s in the process of being reevaluated. There was a problem during one of those fitness checks. To be honest, I don’t think he’ll be with us for the rest of the year.” did.
Brooklyn seemed to be cruising with new faces amid Simmons’ absence, but has been slowing down with a sluggish record of 1 win and 6 losses in the last 7 games. It is a situation where the vacancy is felt as much as there is no maximum salary player rather than Simmons’ vacancy right now.