Someday, someone will write a very compelling book about this era of the Brooklyn Nets.
Maybe Stephen King should be the author.
And within the last few months, Harden has left in place of Ben Simmons, the team got swept in the first round of the playoffs, and Durant and Irving have demanded trades.
Ben Simmons wasn’t lying. This is scary pic.twitter.com/CyZlOcE4dy
— Sam G 🔺👁🔺 (@SIG224) June 30, 2022
One quote from Simmons keeps coming back to haunt the team.
When Simmons was first traded to the squad, he was asked about the new trio of him, Durant, and Irving.
“I think it’s going to be scary,” Simmons said at the time.
He ultimately ended up being right about that – but not for the reasons he expected.
Simmons All Alone
With Durant and Irving headed for the exit, this team now belongs to Simmons.
That’s definitely not what the player expected when he came over from the Philadelphia 76ers back in February.
There is a good chance that the Nets will get some special players in place of Durant and Irving – but will they be the same caliber of those two?
The truth is that the future of the team is incredibly murky, as is Simmons’ role within it.
It’s been a long time since he played any basketball and fans haven’t even seen him participate in a single game with the Nets.
But no matter how well Simmons does, they may have to root him on soon – because he will be practically all alone.