Ben Simmons is someone who NBA fans have largely run out of favor with. Overall, there are some obvious and glaring reasons for that. Although he used to be one of the most exciting players in the league, he has fallen off. He barely plays these days, and when he does, he barely puts in any effort. Ultimately, it has been very hard to watch. Some said he was a jump shot away from being as good as LeBron James. However, he will likely never be a superstar-caliber player, ever again.
Throughout this past year with the Brooklyn Nets, Ben Simmons was on and off with his availability. However, once Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were traded, he ultimately just stopped playing altogether. For many fans, this was incredibly frustrating. Although, in the eyes of Simmons, it was for a good reason. He had been suffering from back issues, including an impingement to a nerve in his back. Subsequently, there were rumblings about Simmons’ commitment to basketball and whether or not he would even come back.
Ben Simmons Emerges
With the NBA offseason on the horizon, and rumors about a trade swirling, Ben Simmons has taken to Instagram. In the picture above, you can see that Simmons has signaled a return to the court. However, fans shouldn’t get ahead of themselves. We go through this cycle every single offseason with Simmons. However, it never fails to get some fans excited. Unfortunately, they are setting themselves up for some harsh disappointment.
As far as Ben Simmons and his future is concerned, there is no telling what is going to happen next. Overall, he is someone who has very little trade value left. That said, it is going to be very difficult for the Nets to get rid of him if they want to. On the flip side, maybe he is getting better and maybe he will play well this year. When it comes to Simmons, there are just always way too many unknowns out there. Stay tuned to HNHH for all of the latest news from around the sports world.