As Ben Simmons prepares to enter the field for the first time in over a year, he has delved into what it would be like to play for the Nets in 2022-23.
After a drama-filled holiday for the Brooklyn Nets, the 2022-23 season is approaching. Along with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving returning to Earth, fans will be able to get their first look at Ben Simmons in Nets costume.
The past year and a half has not been kind to Simmons, with disturbing headlines after asking for a deal from his Philadelphia 76ers was ridiculed for prioritizing his mental health. After a huge trade that sent Simmons to the Nets last February, he will make his Brooklyn debut on October 19.
In the stacked Eastern Conference, the Nets are expected to be one of the top teams in the league, however, the Sixers, who It was solid After defaulting in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs.
The question is – will Brooklyn be able to outperform its Atlantic rival in Philadelphia?
Ben Simmons thinks bed nets are more suitable for him than Sixers
In the last episode of The old man and the three With JJ Redick, Tommy Alter and Ben Simmons appeared as a guest He opened up to his new and old team.
After being asked where he sees fit as his new teammates, the former Sixer said:
“I think with the talent we have and the kind of guys we have, we’ll be able to run with ease. We have Claxton that moves very well, KEV, Patty, Kay, Joe. We just got Royce, another great guy in 3D. I think that team now Perfect fit for what I do and what I bring into the game.I feel like Philly is kind of on steroids in terms of what we had when I was [J.J. Redick] They were there.”
Simmons was specifically referring to what Philadelphia’s roster looked like when Riddick was there from 2017 to 2019, but if Brooklyn can stay healthy, the net should, in theory, be better than the Sixers.
There were a lot of questions about what Simmons would look like playing alongside KD and Kyrie Irving. He didn’t get a chance to appear in the playoffs for the Nets due to a nagging back injury, but after spending the past seven months with Brooklyn, it looks like Simmons is all set to play in a few weeks.
The Nets will face the Sixers in pre-season on October 3, but the first regular season competition will take place on November 22 in Philadelphia. After months of anticipation, this is going to be a game that every NBA fan should have on their calendar.