Ben Simmons is progressing well with his recovery from a back surgery he had in late May and is set to return to basketball activities in the coming weeks.
The star guard/forward, who hasn’t played since June 2021, is expected to be ready for the start of the Brooklyn Nets’ training camp in late September.
“Ben Simmons has been cleared for three-on-three basketball activities following back surgery in May, and he is on track to be cleared for full five-on-five activities in the coming weeks, league sources say. The Nets and Simmons expect him to be ready for training camp in late September,” Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Also on Inside Pass at @TheAthletic: Knicks and Jazz remain in discussions about a potential deal sending Donovan Mitchell to New York — including details from myself and @Tjonesonthenba regarding a recent offer:https://t.co/hprnn3hXj1
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 22, 2022
It has been a turbulent offseason for the Brooklyn Nets, following Kevin Durant’s trade request and back-and-forth situation with Kyrie Irving.
Durant has issued an ultimatum to owner Joe Tsai that he should either trade him or fire head coach Steve Nash and GM Sean Marks. For his part, Kyrie Irving would prefer a move to the Los Angeles Lakers, but he wouldn’t have a problem to remain with the Nets.