Ben Simmons, now dealing with back soreness, has no timetable to return to court
In shocking news to absolutely no one in the city of Philadelphia, it looks like Ben Simmons will not be playing on March 10th when the Brooklyn Nets are scheduled to play the 76ers in South Philly.
ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne said a few weeks ago that Ben Simmons was “ramping up” to take the court with his new team in Brooklyn.
Then yesterday, known rat and Klutch Sports talking head Shams tweeted out that Simmons had suffered a setback in his reconditioning process. Simmons is now dealing with a sore back that could cause him to miss an extra few weeks, which would include the Nets game at the Wells Fargo Center on March 10th.
Probably the least surprising news ever. Even after Ben Simmons claimed he “hoped” to be ready to play against the 76ers, unless you have been living under a rock for the past six months, we all knew that wasn’t going to happen.
Something tells me Ben Simmons will be ready to go shortly after the Sixers game. Since joining the Nets, Simmons has been on the bench for literally every single Brooklyn Nets game.
From there, you would likely assume that he would be on the bench while he’s “reconditioning” and rehabilitating his sore back on March 10th in Philadelphia, right?
Well, probably not. My guess, is that we will start to get reports over the next week or two that Ben Simmons and Klutch Sports “fear for his safety” and that he won’t be in attendance in Philadelphia, while ultimately blaming the Philly fans for creating a “toxic” and “unsafe” environment for Simmons.
We all know it’s coming so it’s best to just prepare for the nonsense now. In the meantime, we can all enjoy the 76ers with James Harden absolutely destroying teams while Brooklyn Nets fans sit around and question why Ben Simmons can’t play basketball.
The reports do raise additional questions about Ben Simmons? Sure, it’s likely he will be cured of any back soreness and return to the court after March 10th, but what if he doesn’t?
Do the Nets think it’s a good idea to just keep him on the bench for the rest of the season? Resting him and having him make his debut in the playoffs would be absolutely hilarious. We all know Simmons and his game isn’t built for any action outside of the regular season.
It will be interesting to watch that unfold as James Harden, Joel Embiid, and the 76ers take care of business on the basketball court.
Go Sixers. Cheers.