Ben Simmons set to overlook battle in Boston with ‘knee soreness’

Ben Simmons set to miss battle in Boston with 'knee soreness'

Ben Simmons will miss his third straight recreation Wednesday with knee soreness.

The Nets, on Tuesday, dominated out Simmons, who had been listed as “questionable” getting into the staff’s earlier two video games.

Earlier than the Nets’ win over the Lakers on Monday, head coach Jacque Vaughn stated Simmons had proven “indicators of progress” and he hoped he can be able to face Boston on Wednesday.

There’s little readability concerning the scenario, which started when Simmons left a loss to the Pistons final Thursday citing left knee soreness, which has cropped up a number of instances this season. Prior to now, Simmons has stated the difficulty is said to his offseason again surgical procedure.

Simmons exited the sport whereas taking part in on the again finish of a back-to-back. The final time Simmons exited with knee soreness, on Nov. 28, he additionally had performed consecutive days. Within the aftermath of Simmons’ most up-to-date setback, Vaughn stated he needed all his gamers to attempt “to play each recreation and to do what’s essential to be ready to play each recreation.

Ben Simmons looks on against the Philadelphia 76ers, a day before leaving with the knee injury.
Ben Simmons seems on towards in the course of the Nets’ loss to the 76ers, a day earlier than he was decided to have suffered a knee harm.
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“You simply have to provide credit score to the fellows who have been ready to play.”

Requested this previous weekend whether or not Simmons has been making ready correctly for every recreation, Vaughn didn’t reply instantly as a result of he didn’t need “to pinpoint one man.”

Vaughn stated Monday he has not just lately talked about workload specifics with Simmons, who was struggling previous to the harm. Simmons missed all of final season with the again situation and mental-health considerations.

“I believe our conversations can be actual and what can we deal with from a administration and cargo perspective, cumulative hundreds throughout the board over the course of video games,” Vaughn stated. “So all these questions can be on the desk to ensure that us to maintain our group wholesome and complete as we development towards the tip of the yr.”

Ben Simmons shooting against Phoenix Suns forward Dario Saric during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in Phoenix.
Ben Simmons taking pictures towards Suns ahead Dario Saric in the course of the first half of a recreation earlier in January.

T.J. Warren (left shin contusion) additionally will miss his third straight recreation.

Yuta Watanabe was added to the harm report and is possible for the competition with again tightness.

Celtics heart Robert Williams III, who missed Boston’s most up-to-date recreation Saturday, is questionable with a left-ankle sprain.

Boston guard Marcus Sensible will sit for his fifth straight recreation with a proper ankle sprain. 

The Nets recalled Kessler Edwards from the G-League. Edwards posted 15 factors, 4 rebounds, two assists and a block with Lengthy Island on Monday night time.