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The Brooklyn Nets traded away Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving last season.
It left the organization with Ben Simmons as one of the cornerstone players alongside Mikal Bridges.
Simmons played in just 42 games during the 2022-23 season due to a knee injury.
The 27-year-old was scrutinized for missing so many games last season, but according to Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn, Simmons is 100% healthy heading into training camp, via Ian Begley on Twitter.
Nets’ Jacque Vaughn says Ben Simmons is 100 percent healthy and going 5 on 5 entering training camp.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) September 26, 2023
Simmons’ health has always been a huge concern for him since being drafted into the NBA.
Seven years down the line, it remains an issue for him in his career.
So much so that many believe the Nets made a huge mistake by trading James Harden to the Philadelphia 76ers for the former top pick.
But ahead of the 2023-24 season, Simmons has looked sharp in training clips.
Moreover, with the Nets head coach giving a positive update about Simmons’ health, he may finally get back to being an NBA All-Star level player in the league.
Simmons averaged just 6.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game last season, a career-low for him in every aspect.
Apart from dealing with constant injuries, Simmons was reportedly going through some mental health struggles due to his strained relationship with the 76ers.
Now, with both issues resolved, there’s nothing that should stop him from becoming one of the best point guards in the league.
However, the true test to Simmons’ skills will be when the new season starts.
Can he lead the Nets to a playoff berth?
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