The 2022-23 NBA season hasn't started the best way for Ben Simmons, who has earned a lot of criticism for his performances with the Brooklyn Nets. Following a tumultuous exit from the Philadelphia 76ers in March, the point guard was expected to show a different face at Barclays Center, but things haven't clicked for him so far.
During the first five games of the season, Simmons has fouled out twice, first against the New Orleans Pelicans and then the Memphis Grizzlies. Of course, fans blasted him every single time. This happened in the team's preseason finale, too, so you know this has been a common thing for Simmons.
It's weird that a player with his defensive talents gets fouled out with this frequency, but many have stated that this is due to his lack of action and the fact that he has to go against the best player of the rival teams.
However, there might be more to it than we know, as ESPN's Brian Windhorst recently revealed. During a recent edition of his The Hoop Collective show (via Redditor 'lopea182'), Windy said he talked to an NBA scout and the things this person said about Ben Simmons were concerning.