Kyrie Irving thinks Ben Simmons is in the perfect environment to revive his career with the Brooklyn Nets.

Irving sounded off on Simmons on Thursday, arguing that the environment in Brooklyn will be better for the former No. 1 pick and will help him play at a high level again. Irving cited his own mental health experiences and suggested Simmons could benefit the same way.

Kyrie Irving has bullish take on Ben Simmons

September 29, 2022

by Grey Papke

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Jan 15, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) stands for the anthem before a game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Kyrie Irving thinks Ben Simmons is in the perfect environment to revive his career with the Brooklyn Nets.

Irving sounded off on Simmons on Thursday, arguing that the environment in Brooklyn will be better for the former No. 1 pick and will help him play at a high level again. Irving cited his own mental health experiences and suggested Simmons could benefit the same way.

“It means everything,” Irving said, via Nick Friedell of ESPN. “It means they come in with a peace of mind. And they just enjoy the game of basketball.