Ben Simmons’ possibilities of coming again for the play-in sport are near zero.
Though Simmons was taking pictures and dealing with stretching bands at Monday’s Nets follow, coach Steve Nash mentioned he nonetheless has a protracted method to go earlier than returning to the lineup.
“It’s not like we’re expecting him in the lineup this week or next,” Nash mentioned.
Asked instantly if Simmons would miss the play-in sport, Nash mentioned, “I would be shocked [if he played].”
Though really collaborating is a serious step, Simmons has but to start out operating, and the Nets wish to watch out together with his again damage on condition that he didn’t play in any respect for the 76ers this season earlier than being traded to Brooklyn.
Nash wouldn’t say what he considered the potential of Simmons taking part in within the first spherical of the playoffs, ought to the Nets make it that far.