The Brooklyn Nets will be facing off against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night and they will need all the help they can get.
Of course, the team will be lacking Kyrie Irving, who is currently suspended from the team.
Kevin Durant will be there and ready to play but Durant can’t do it all on his own.
Therefore, help is needed.
Ben Simmons (knee) told reporters at Nets shootaround that he "feels great" and will play tonight vs. the Mavericks.
He will be limited to around 20 minutes. pic.twitter.com/wGCTFgMNyS
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) November 7, 2022
It might come in the form of Ben Simmons, who told reporters that he “feels great” and ready to play on Monday night.
However, Simmons will be held to just 20 minutes on the court.
Additionally, we don’t know which version of Simmons we will be seeing when playing against the Mavs.
Simmons Surging Or Suffering?
Simmons has missed the past four games because of a sore left knee.
An MRI last week came up clean, which meant Simmons just had to feel ready to play and would be allowed to do so.
So far this season, Simmons is averaging 6.2 points, 7.3 assists, and 6.5 rebounds, but he is shooting at just 44.4% from the free-throw line.
The man has been a mixed bag for Brooklyn fans.
He has been strong with his assists, as expected, but his point output has been lacking, his injuries troubling, and he has often seemed a bit distracted and not mentally in the zone, causing some silly mistakes and far too many fouls.
When the season started, Simmons hadn’t played in the NBA in more than a year – getting back into the swing of things takes time.
But how much time is too much time?
Loyal fans of the Nets are expecting – and demanding – a lot from Simmons.
Will he start to deliver on Monday night?