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Ben Simmons is probable for for first round of NBA playoffs

Ben Simmons is probable for for first round of NBA playoffs

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Apr 11
SW Creative
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Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons is expected to return to the floor sooner than expected, as per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The Australian player has been hindered from making his debut with Brooklyn this season after suffering a back injury shortly after his trade from the Philadelphia 76ers on February 10.

“There’s optimism Nets star Ben Simmons could make debut during first round of the NBA playoffs as long as his progression continues in strengthening his legs and back,” stated Charania. “Simmons has been ramping up his workload and is expected to continue doing so.”

The three-time All-Star has been making slow-but-steady progress toward healing his lower back’s herniated disk. He had an epidural injection in mid-March and he has regularly practiced moving on the court, including shooting.

With this update, Simmons is expected to make his way to the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. However, he will most probably only play 10 to 15 minutes in each game to give him some protection from reinjury.

Simmons was named NBA Rookie of the Year in 2018 and was selected to the All-Defensive Team twice in a row. Over his four seasons with the 76ers, he averaged 15.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 7.7 assists in 275 games.

The Nets have brought him in alongside Seth Curry and Andre Drummond as the new faces of the team who will compete against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first play-in game.

If they win, they will face the Boston Celtics; and if they lose, they will be greeted by the winning team from the Charlotte Hornets versus the Atlanta Hawks.

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