So far this year, he is putting up 5.6 points, 6 rebounds, and 6.6 assists.
Compare that to his career average of 15.7 points, 8 rebounds, and 7.7 assists and you can see that Simmons isn’t living up to the hype that some Nets fans had for him.
Ben Simmons hasn't had the easiest ride in recent months and has been hit with the injury bug ❤️🩹 pic.twitter.com/hhKmoqYT9U
— ClutchPoints NBA (@ClutchPointsNBA) November 9, 2022
In fact, it’s been some time since Simmons did something that many NBA stars do every night.
It’s been 513 days since Simmons last scored in double-digits.
The last time he was able to achieve that feat was June 14, 2021.
Since that time, Simmons’ star power has dwindled and he is currently in a state of NBA limbo.
Simmons Still Struggling
Some people thought that a change of scenery would help Simmons and would allow him to play as he used to.
That hasn’t been the case so far.
He has shown some signs of power but he has also looked like half the player he used to be.
Again, people are saying that it appears as if his heart isn’t in the game.
The bottom line is that Simmons isn’t given the Nets what they need from him.
This means that perhaps his time in Brooklyn will be short-lived: there have been rumors of Simmons possibly being traded away in the months ahead.
If the Nets do decide they are done with Simmons, they might be hard-pressed to find a team willing to take him on.
Simmons is a three-time All-Star, the 2019-20 steal champion, and the 2017-18 Rookie of the Year.
But he doesn’t look like that right now and he needs to do a lot to brighten his future in the league.