Brooklyn Nets shutting down Ben Simmons for rest of season

According to coach Jacque Vaughn, the Brooklyn Nets have decided to suspend guard Ben Simmons for the remainder of the campaign.

After practise, Vaughn said, "Ben won't be joining us the rest of the year and through the playoffs." "He's just going to start a rehab programme after consulting with our doctors

several specialists. His full recovery is expected, and that process is beginning now, according to our doctors and specialists."

Because of a nerve problem in his back, Simmons hasn't played since the Nets' final contest before the All-Star break last month.

This season, he has missed 33 games altogether due to knee and back injuries. According to Vaughn, the Nets currently do not anticipate Simmons requiring additional surgery this summer.

While waiting for a trade from the Philadelphia 76ers, Simmons did not play last season. However, after being unable to play again after the trade that sent him to the Nets just before the February 2022 trade deadline, Simmons underwent back surgery last summer.

Simmons has experienced a sharp decline from his All-Star days with the Philadelphia 76ers in his return to the court this season, recording career lows in minutes (26.3), points (6.9), rebounds (6.3), assists (6.1), and free throw percentage (43.9).

When asked if he believed Simmons could still be a high-level player in the league, Vaughn maintained an air of optimism.

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