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Nets GM Says Team Will Begin To Ramp Up Ben Simmons And "Get Him Into Game Shape” After Next Week

Nets GM Says Ben Simmons Is In Brooklyn, 'Ecstatic' To Join The Organization

Ben Simmons is yet to make his debut with the Brooklyn Nets this season. He hasn't played a single game this campaign after his fallout with the Philadelphia 76ers last campaign. Now that he's on a new team, he's dealing with injuries and it's unclear when he will return to action. 

As soon as he landed in New York, the Nets tried to get Simmons ready to return to action, but a back injury has been bothered the point guard. Without Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving only playing road games, the Nets fans hoped to see Simmons on the court soon. 

That won't happen shortly, though, but the Nets are still hopeful to see the Australian player on the floor before the end of the month. Nets GM Sean Marks gave an update on Simmons' status, revealing that the team will start to ramp up Simmons and get him into game shape after next week. 

"Sean Marks says the Nets will begin to ramp up Ben Simmons and “get him into game shape” after next week."

Even though this is bad news for the Nets, they aren't hiding anything from their fans. Simmons is reportedly unable to dunk the ball due to this injury and he should be taking care of his injury if he aspires to heal shortly. 

Watching Ben Simmons alongside Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving would be awesome, but we need to wait until he fully recovers. The Nets keep struggling this season, ranking 8th in the Eastern Conference standings right now. 

While Simmons keeps getting better, Kevin Durant is set to make his return tonight against the Miami Heat. Kyrie Irving could play home games soon, so the situation isn't that disappointing for the Brooklynites.