The Brooklyn Nets continue to spiral downwards as they watch their season slowly slip away.
One of the main issues for the Nets is that they have a poorly constructed roster.
Even though Simmons did not play all of last season, expectations were high for him coming into this year.
Sadly for Brooklyn, Simmons has failed to meet any of the expectations that were set for him.
In 10 games played this season, Simmons is averaging 5.8 points, 5.6 assists, and 6.1 rebounds per game.
He still refuses to shoot jump shots, and his teammates have even become frustrated with his lack of shooting overall.
Kyrie: "Shoot it Ben!" 😬 pic.twitter.com/UyIFUykQsk
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 27, 2022
After the whole Kyrie Irving-saga, it appears that the Nets are ready to move on from their big three.
While Durant is still great, it seems likely he will look to get out of Brooklyn after this season.
So when it comes to Simmons and the Nets, they should look to trade him.
They are not going to be able to build their team around Simmons, so keeping him would just be a distraction.
One of the main issues with Simmons is that he is rarely available to play.
That is causing frustration within the Nets.
Some in the organization are questioning his passion for the game pic.twitter.com/uANBTKVwfp
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 16, 2022
After all, when they traded for him last year the idea was that he was going to play at some point.
But that never happened last season.
So all the questions about his “passion for the game” seem fair.
This whole situation in Brooklyn is a mess, and the only way to fix it is if they move on from Simmons.