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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
46-12 9-1 W9
35-24 3-7 L1
33-25 3-7 L2
22-36 2-8 L1
22-37 5-5 L1

2023 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 23.9 6.1 58.1 7.9 5.7

Top Ben Simmons News

  • Nets' Ben Simmons: Added to injury report

    Simmons is now listed as questionable for Thursday's game versus the Hawks due to left leg soreness.

    Simmons continues to deal with nagging left leg soreness that has him in danger of missing his second straight contest. Day'Ron Sharpe and Dennis Smith are candidates to receive increased playing time if Simmons remains out.

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  • Nets' Ben Simmons: Available for Thursday

    Simmons (knee) will be available for Thursday's game against the Hawks, Ian Begley of SportsNet New York reports.

    Simmons will return from a one-game absence, and it'll be interesting to see if he gets a start, as Cam Thomas (ankle) is sidelined. However, even as a starter, he typically logs minutes in the low 20s, so he's still not the most attractive fantasy asset.

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  • Nets' Ben Simmons: Sitting Tuesday

    Simmons won't play in Tuesday's game against the Magic due to left knee injury management, Evan Barnes of Newsday reports. He recorded four points (2-2 FG), six rebounds and three assists in 14 minutes during Monday's 111-86 win over the Grizzlies.

    Simmons exited early in Saturday's loss to the Timberwolves due to left leg soreness, but he was cleared to play two days later despite being listed as questionable leading up to the contest. He didn't suffer an aggravation of the leg injury Monday, but as Barnes notes, Simmons has yet to gain clearance to play in both ends of back-to-backs after he previously missed extensive time earlier in the season on account of the left knee injury. Dennis Schroder fared well in a spot start at point guard Monday, so he'll likely remain with the top unit Tuesday sans Simmons.

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  • Nets' Ben Simmons: Will play vs. Grizzlies

    Simmons (leg) has been cleared to play and will come off the bench Monday against Memphis, Erik Slater of ClutchPoints.com reports.

    Simmons was being considered a true game-time decision leading up to Monday's matchup due to a sore left leg, but he's made enough progress to get the green light to play. He's averaging 6.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 20.3 minutes over his last six contests, all of which were starts.

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  • Nets' Ben Simmons: Game-time decision Monday

    Simmons, who is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Grizzlies, will test his sore left leg in pregame warmups before his status for the contest is determined, Evan Barnes of Newsday reports.

    The injury Simmons sustained in Saturday's loss to the Timberwolves doesn't look to be too serious, but with Monday representing the front end of a back-to-back set, it wouldn't be surprising if the 27-year-old sat out. Expect clarity of Simmons' status to arrive shortly before the game's 8 p.m. ET opening tip.

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  • Nets' Ben Simmons: Questionable for Monday

    Simmons is questionable for Monday's game against the Grizzlies due to left leg soreness, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.

    Simmons sustained an injury during Saturday's loss to the Timberwolves, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be able to suit up Monday. If he sits out, Dennis Smith, Dennis Schroder and Trendon Watford are candidates to see an uptick in playing time.

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  • Nets' Ben Simmons: Dealing with knee issue

    Nets interim head coach Kevin Ollie said after Saturday's 101-86 loss to the Timberwolves that Simmons was forced out of the contest due to a knee injury, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports. He finished with four points (2-6 FG), eight rebounds, three steals, one assist and one block in 15 minutes.

    When Simmons initially departed the game in the third quarter, the Nets attributed his early exit to left leg soreness, but Ollie offered some more specifics on Simmons' injury following the contest. Ollie noted that the Nets don't plan to send Simmons in for imaging on the knee, though that could be subject to change. Simmons will travel with the team for Monday's game versus Memphis, but his status is in jeopardy pending further evaluation.

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  • Nets' Ben Simmons: Will not return

    Simmons will not return to Saturday's game against Minnesota due to left leg soreness, Meghan Triplett of YES Network reports. He finished with four points (2-6 FG), eight rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block in 15 minutes.

    The severity of the injury is not known, but the Nets usually err on the side of caution with Simmons. It remains to be seen if he'll be ready in time for Monday's game against Memphis, but it's worth mentioning that it's the start of a back-to-back set and Simmons would likely be limited to one game even at 100 percent.

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  • Nets' Ben Simmons: Does little in return

    Simmons notched two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 FT), four rebounds and four assists over 21 minutes during Thursday's 121-93 loss to the Raptors.

    Simmons missed the final game heading into the All-Star break to rest his knee, and he didn't do much in his return Thursday. He isn't a high-volume shooter but will typically contribute in other ways in the box score while taking a back seat in the scoring department. Simmons has scored in double digits just once since his return January 29.

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  • Nets' Ben Simmons: Starting Thursday

    Simmons will return to the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Raptors, Evan Barnes of Newsday reports.

    Simmons skipped Brooklyn's final game heading into the break to rest his left knee, but he'll be back in a starting role Thursday, replacing Dennis Schroder in the first unit. Head coach Kevin Ollie said he would be "mindful" of the players who were on a minutes restriction before the break, so it's unlikely Simmons will exceed minutes outside the mid-20s.

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  • Nets' Ben Simmons: Not on injury report

    Simmons (knee) isn't on the injury report for Thursday's game against Toronto, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.

    Simmons missed the Nets' final game before the All-Star break due to left knee injury management, but he'll be back in action as the team returns from its layoff. Over his last four appearances, he's averaged 8.3 points, 5.5 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 21.5 minutes per game.

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  • Nets' Ben Simmons: Won't play Wednesday

    Simmons won't play in Wednesday's game versus the Celtics due to left knee injury management, Evan Barnes of Newsday reports.

    Simmons hasn't suffered any injury but will sit out the second leg of Brooklyn's back-to-back against Boston. In Tuesday's 118-110 loss, Simmons played 24 minutes -- his most since Nov. 6 -- and finished with five points (1-5 FG, 3-6 FT), eight assists and six rebounds. Dennis Schroder is likely to replace Simmons as the Nets' starting point guard Wednesday, while centers Nic Claxton and Day'Ron Sharpe and reserve guard Dennis Smith could have higher minutes floors since Brooklyn won't have to keep as many floor spacers on the court to compensate for Simmons' lack of perimeter shooting.

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  • Nets' Ben Simmons: Nears double-double in return

    Simmons chipped in nine points (4-7 FG, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, seven assists and one steal across 20 minutes during Tuesday's 119-107 loss to Dallas.

    Simmons (back) returned after missing Brooklyn's previous game, replacing Cameron Johnson (hip) in the starting lineup while ending one point and one rebound shy of a double-double in a losing effort. Simmons, who also ended three dimes short of the double-digit mark, has tallied at least nine points, nine rebounds and seven assists in three of his nine appearances this year. However, despite starting Tuesday, Simmons was once again limited to around 20 minutes of playing time.

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  • Nets' Ben Simmons: Gets starting nod

    Simmons is in the starting five for Tuesday's game versus the Mavericks.

    Simmons will replace Cameron Johnson (hip) in the starting lineup Tuesday. Simmons is averaging 6.5 points, 10.8 rebounds and 6.7 assists in 31.7 minutes across his last six starting appearances this season. However, the 27-year-old point guard will remain on a minute restriction against Dallas.

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  • Nets' Ben Simmons: Not listed on injury report

    Simmons (back) isn't listed on the Nets' injury report ahead of Tuesday's game versus Dallas, C.J. Holmes of the New York Daily News reports.

    As expected, Simmons is good to go Tuesday after sitting out the first half of Brooklyn's back-to-back set Monday for injury maintenance. The point guard has looked strong in limited action over two appearances since returning from a multi-month absence, but he's not playing enough to be a strong fantasy asset in standard leagues at the moment.

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  • Nets' Ben Simmons: Out Monday, will play Tuesday

    Simmons won't play Monday against the Warriors due to back injury maintenance, Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com reports.

    Simmons will sit out the first half of a back-to-back set while the Nets continue to be cautious with the oft-injured point guard/center, but head coach Jacque Vaughn confirmed that the 27-year-old will be available Tuesday against Dallas, per C.J. Holmes of the New York Daily News. While Simmons has looked good in limited minutes over two appearances since returning from a multi-month absence due to a lower back impingement, fantasy managers probably won't be able to rely on him for consistent production for awhile.

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  • Nets' Ben Simmons: Good to go

    Simmons (knee) is available to play in Saturday's game against the 76ers, Evan Barnes of Newsday reports.

    No surprise here, as Simmons originally drew a probable designation. He played 18 minutes in his return to action Monday from a lengthy absence, and head coach Jacque Vaughn confirmed Saturday afternoon that he'll remain on a minutes restriction in Philadelphia, per Evan Barnes of Newsday.

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  • Nets' Ben Simmons: Officially deemed probable

    Simmons (knee) is probable for Saturday's game against the 76ers, Meghan Triplett of YES Network reports.

    Simmons was expected to play Saturday, and his probable designation on the Nets' initial injury report echoes that optimism. He played 18 minutes in his return to action Monday against Utah, and he'll presumably have his minutes monitored if he's officially cleared to suit up against Philadelphia.

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  • Nets' Ben Simmons: Expected to play Saturday

    Simmons (knee) is expected to play in Saturday's game against the 76ers, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.

    Simmons was unable to play Wednesday against Phoenix after picking up a knee contusion in his return to action Monday, but it appears that the injury is considered very mild, which should be a relief for Brooklyn. He fared really well in his last outing, producing 10 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds in 18 minutes. There will be an official update Friday when the Nets release their injury report.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-10, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Fitzroy, AU
Age: 27
School: Louisiana State
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