From NBC news, after being traded by the 76ers to the Nets, Ben Simmons was late to play for the team. According to ESPN reporter Ramona Shelburne, Simmons still needs a few weeks to get back into game shape.
Shelburne said: “As far as I know, Ben Simmons will boost his practice this week and then see how he’s doing. But he’s close to being back, and I think it will take him weeks, not months, to get back on the court.” Simmons has yet to play an NBA game this season due to a complete falling out with the 76ers.
With Harden gone and Durant nursing a long-term injury, the Bucks currently have only Irving to lead the team alone. And due to the refusal to vaccinate, he can only play in road games. The Nets are currently 31 wins and 28 losses, ranking eighth in the East.