Ben Simmons RUMORS & NEWS

  • Nets' Ben Simmons, Klutch Sports Mutually Agree To Part Ways

    Liberty Ballers "The Philadelphia 76ers drafted Ben Simmons first overall in the 2016 NBA draft. Bryan Colangelo inherited three first-round picks when he took over the gig, thanks to his predecessor Sam Hinkie. Colangelo decided to tap Simmons’ name first, and followed that up by..." March 17

  • Nets expect Ben Simmons to return this season

    ESPN "Brooklyn Nets coach Jacque Vaughn said there have been "zero" discussions about shutting down Ben Simmons for the rest of the season. "Definitely operating under that belief," Vaughn said Thursday when asked directly if he's expecting Simmons to..." March 17

  • Nets Have No Timetable For Ben Simmons Return

    CBS Sports "Brooklyn Nets star Ben Simmons remains sidelined indefinitely due to continued knee and back soreness. On Sunday, prior to the Nets' impressive 122-120 road win over the Denver Nuggets, head coach Jacque Vaughn offered no timeline for Simmons'..." March 13

  • Ben Simmons Dealing With Back Soreness amid Knee Injury Rehab; Return Date TBD

    Bleacher Report "Brooklyn Nets forward Ben Simmons has been out since last month with a knee injury, but he now has an additional issue with his back. "During his strengthening process he did experience some back soreness," coach Jacque Vaughn told reporters Friday. "So now..." March 04

  • Chandler Parsons: Ben Simmons Is Now a Minimum Player

    The Big Lead "Chandler Parsons is not a believer in Ben Simmons. On Wednesday's episode of FanDuel TV's "Run It Back," Parsons did not mince words on what the Brooklyn Nets point guard's future looks like. Parsons thinks the 26-year-old will eventually be bought out..." March 02

  • Nets Plan To Shut Ben Simmons Down For The Season, Will Attempt To Move Him This Summer

    Fadeaway World "Ben Simmons was once an All-Star caliber player with the Philadelphia 76ers, being well-known for his slashing ability, defense, and playmaking. However, he has struggled to get into that form with the Brooklyn Nets. One of the things that have hampered Ben Simmons'..." February 28

  • Georges Niang Takes A Shot At Ben Simmons: "He Kind Of Handicapped Us"

    Fadeaway World "Georges Niang took a direct shot at his former Philadelphia 76ers teammate, Ben Simmons, saying the point guard "handicapped" them. The power forward was a guest speaker on The John Kincade Show, and he minced no words when talking about the Sixers' situation from..." February 24

  • Nets running out of time to find right role for Ben Simmons

    New York Post "Before the Nets departed for the All-Star break, a week-long pause during which head coach Jacque Vaughn was left to imagine rotation tweaks instead of executing them, a three-minute snippet was added to his sample collection. And, in Vaughn’s mind, it worked. Ben..." February 23

  • Ben Simmons Mysteriously Deletes His Instagram Posts Ahead Of Final Playoff Push

    Fadeaway World "With no Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving, the Brooklyn Nets are no longer carrying the weight of championship expectations. Still, I'd be lying if I said the Nets weren't a solid team. As an often-forgotten and frequently-dismissed member of the Nets, Ben Simmons remains one of..." February 23

  • Ben Simmons Hilariously Bricked Free-Throw After $20,000 Bet With Bradley Beal

    Fadeaway World "There was genuinely a time when Ben Simmons was considered one of the brightest young stars in the NBA. But that reputation is long gone, and now most fans in the league do not treat Simmons with the respect he once earned from them. Ben Simmons' brightest years came when he..." February 22

  • Raptors Land Nets’ Ben Simmons In Bold Trade Scenario

    NBA Analysis "There is a belief that too much of anything is harmful to your health. It is imperative that NBA teams adhere to the same principles as well. What is your favorite meal to eat? Regardless of what it is, you should not eat it three times a day, seven days a week. It will..." February 21

  • Nets reportedly will gauge Ben Simmons’ trade value this summer

    Pro Basketball Talk "They may have been wabbling before this, but the moment the wheels really fell off in Brooklyn was when the Nets were forced to trade James Harden and got Ben Simmons back as a key part of the package. Simmons was slowed by injury last season, and this season he has..." February 15

  • Kendrick Perkins: Ben Simmons is Allergic to the Basket

    The Big Lead "Ben Simmons is fundamentally broken in nearly every way possible. He has had trouble staying on the court since he got traded to the Brooklyn Nets thanks to a myriad of maladies varying in severity. He famously cannot shoot worth a damn because his jumpshot is broken. And somehow..." February 15

  • Zach Lowe Delivers Brutal Take On Ben Simmons

    Fadeaway World "Ben Simmons was once an All-Star level player with the Philadelphia 76ers, being highly regarded due to his defense and playmaking ability. However, he has definitely not played on that level with the Brooklyn Nets. Recently, NBA Analyst Zach Lowe delivered a scathing take..." February 14

  • Jacque Vaughn: Nets have 'some work' to do finding lineups for Ben Simmons

    ESPN "After Brooklyn Nets forward Ben Simmons played just 13 minutes -- his second-lowest total of the season -- off the bench in Monday night's 124-106 loss to the crosstown rival New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, coach Jacque Vaughn admitted it will be..." February 14

  • Ben Simmons Gets Real On Nets Current Roster Without Kevin Durant And Kyrie Irving

    Fadeaway World "With Kevin Durant officially in Phoenix now, the only trace that remains from the KD-Kyrie era is former no 1. overall pick, Ben Simmons. After forcing his way out of Philadelphia, and onto a Nets roster built to win now, Simmons had trouble finding his footing and encountered many of..." February 13

  • Ben Simmons involved in numerous trade discussions as Nets blow it up

    Sportsnaut "Who would’ve thought that Ben Simmons would be the last-man standing with the Brooklyn Nets Within a 48-hour period leading up to Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, Brooklyn dealt away stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. News early Thursday morning that Durant..." February 09

  • Wild Trade Scenario: Kevin Durant And Ben Simmons To The Lakers, Anthony Davis And Russell Westbrook To The Nets

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have missed out on Kyrie Irving, which is unfortunate as they have been looking for an elite player to add next to LeBron James on the roster. With that being said, they could end up taking a different direction in a trade with the Brooklyn..." February 06

  • Nets guard Ben Simmons’ trade value after Kyrie Irving blockbuster, revealed

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets need to answer a bunch of questions after they traded Kyrie Irving. What will they be doing with their other star players? It’s widely believed that Kevin Durant is likely to ask for a trade after Irving’s departure. If they do decide to sell the farm, will they be..." February 06

  • Ben Simmons spotted on date with popular actress

    Larry Brown Sports "Ben Simmons might be getting more buckets off the court than on the court these days. The Brooklyn Nets forward Simmons sparked dating rumors this week after being spotted with popular actress Eiza Gonzalez. The two were apparently together for a night out in New York City on..." February 04

  • Nets’ Ben Simmons showing ‘progress’ as he sits again with knee soreness

    New York Post "The Nets again played without Ben Simmons or without much clarity, at least released publicly, about Simmons’ knee.  Simmons, who had been listed as questionable, missed his second straight game with left knee soreness during Monday’s 121-104 victory over the..." February 01

  • NBA Scout Says Nets Must Move On From Ben Simmons

    NBA Analysis "Despite some distractions, the Brooklyn Nets have played some very good basketball this season. They are attempting to remain afloat with Kevin Durant sidelined, but when healthy, they have looked like one of the best teams in the NBA. They are only one of seven..." January 30

  • Gilbert Arenas Reveals Selfish Reason Why He'd 'Love' To Play With Ben Simmons

    Fadeaway World "In the city that never sleeps, Ben Simmons continues the search for his offensive confidence. After spending years in Philadelphia as a consistent 16-points-per-game scorer, Ben has fallen off a cliff offensively and continues to struggle to find his game on that end of the..." January 26

  • Nets Unlocking Offense With More Kyrie Irving, Less Ben Simmons

    NBA Analysis "The Brooklyn Nets have been forced to adjust to finding a winning formula without NBA superstar Kevin Durant in the lineup. The team is 26-13 when he is in the lineup, but the team has gone 2-4 since his sprained MCL injury. Among the ongoing challenges that the..." January 23

  • Jacque Vaughn: Nets need Ben Simmons 'to be productive' after ejection

    ESPN "Brooklyn Nets forward Ben Simmons' struggles continued during a 117-112 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night in which he was ejected for arguing with referee Eric Lewis after playing just 18 minutes. The loss was the fourth straight for the Nets, who..." January 20

  • Ben Simmons Reacts To Rumors He Slept With Rapper Megan Thee Stallion & Her Ex-BFF During Court Case

    Total Pro Sports "Ben Simmons is trending for something on social media and he wants nothing to do with it. Rap fans are at full attention to the opening statements that are underway in the Tory Lanez assault trial. In July 2020, rapper Megan Thee Stallion was injured during an altercation in Hollywood..." December 12

  • Danny Green Reveals How Sixers Had to ‘Keep the Peace’ Between Ben Simmons & Joel Embiid

    Heavy "While it might have been difficult to watch Ben Simmons, the Philadelphia 76ers‘ former top pick, depart in free agency last year, at least one good came out of it. Rather than read between the lines and divine the behind-the-scenes feelings, everyone now feels free to share it..." November 29

  • Kevin Durant reveals Ben Simmons’ ironic NSFW message after passing up dunk

    Clutch Points "Ben Simmons continued his hot streak Wednesday as the Brooklyn Nets took down the Toronto Raptors in a 112-98 victory. Simmons filled the stat sheet with 14 points, three rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocks on 7-of-9 shooting. The three-time All-Star has resembled..." November 24

  • Ben Simmons: I thought Philly crowd would be louder in my return

    The Score "Ben Simmons wasn't too impressed with the Philadelphia 76ers' crowd Tuesday night in the Sixers' 115-106 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. "I thought it was going to be louder," Simmons said about the boos he received from fans before and during the..." November 23

  • Jacque Vaughn: Ben Simmons' return to hostile Philly crowd may help him regain form

    The Score "For Brooklyn Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn, Ben Simmons' on-court return to Philadelphia on Tuesday could represent a turning point in his regaining his old form. "It's probably the most hostile environment he's probably ever going to be in,"..." November 22

  • 'The most hostile environment he's probably ever going to be in': Ben Simmons returns to Philadelphia

    ESPN "Ten days ago, the idea of Ben Simmons making his return to Philadelphia and actually playing in a game was unfathomable. The Brooklyn Nets had just played the LA Clippers and Simmons looked wholly out of sorts: timid, uncomfortable, unsure of his role on..." November 22

  • Ben Simmons playing his best with the Nets ahead of Philly trip

    The Athletic "This is the Ben Simmons the Brooklyn Nets thought they were getting. On Sunday against the Memphis Grizzlies, the 6-foot-10 point guard did two things he hadn’t since coming to Brooklyn as the key return in February’s James Harden trade:..." November 22

  • Ben Simmons has priceless reaction to question about 76ers

    Larry Brown Sports "Ben Simmons had a priceless reaction on Sunday to a question about his former team. Simmons played 35 minutes and had 22 points on 11/13 shooting in his Brooklyn Nets’ 127-115 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Nets will visit the Philadelphia 76ers in their next game, which is..." November 21

  • Nets' Ben Simmons blockbuster trade to Lakers being floated

    Clutch Points "Ben Simmons has been showing some signs of life of late for the Brooklyn Nets. He hasn’t exactly proven to Nets fans why they traded James Harden to the Philadelphia 76ers for him, and despite the fact that there have been some improvements from him of late, Simmons has been on..." November 19

  • Nets' Ben Simmons: Teammates 'Got My Back' After 15 Points, 13 Rebounds vs. Blazers

    Bleacher Report "Brooklyn Nets playmaker Ben Simmons is no stranger to criticism for his performances on the court, but he knows his teammates are in his corner. "I'm coming," Simmons said after finishing with 15 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists in Thursday's 109-107 victory..." November 18

  • 3 best fresh start Ben Simmons trade destinations

    Clutch Points "The Ben Simmons Era in Brooklyn is not going well. The 2015 No. 1 overall pick has already missed a third of the Brooklyn Nets games (5/15), and when he does play, it’s not pretty. Simmons is averaging career lows in minutes (26.6), points (5.8), rebounds (6.1), assists (5.6), steals..." November 17

  • Nets’ Markieff Morris fires back at ‘false stories’ involving Ben Simmons

    Clutch Points "A lot has gone awry for the Brooklyn Nets in the early parts of the 2022-23 season. Point guard Kyrie Irving is still suspended and away from the team, Ben Simmons has yet to revert back to the player he was in Philadelphia, and the Nets own a poor 6-9 record, which is good for just the..." November 16

  • Inside the Nets’ building frustration with Ben Simmons

    The Athletic "The Brooklyn Nets were embarrassed on national television on Tuesday night, falling 153-121 to the Sacramento Kings in a game so one-sided it had to be seen to be believed. But after all these weeks of questions surrounding Ben Simmons and his latest..." November 16

  • Mavs Not a Trade Suitor for Nets' Ben Simmons

    Mavs Moneyball "In his latest Substack post, long time NBA reporter Marc Stein noted that Ben Simmons is not a trade target for the Dallas Mavericks. While there was an apparentt report from Sean Deveney of last week that mentioned the Mavericks and Ben Simmons in the same sentence, it..." November 15

  • 3 Trade Ideas For Brooklyn Nets Involving Ben Simmons

    NBA Analysis "If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a fan of the NBA. Do you play basketball?  We don’t mean professionally – although, if you’re reading this as an NBA player, we’re sorry about that trade proposal you didn’t like. We’re..." November 09

  • Mavericks Are ‘Team to Watch’ if Nets Move on From Ben Simmons

    Heavy "At 5-3, the Dallas Mavericks currently sit sixth in the Western Conference, though just half a game separates them from the fourth-ranked Portland Trailblazers. Much of the burden so far has been on Luka Doncic, the Mavericks’ backcourt wizard. The Slovenian superstar currently..." November 08

  • The Smart Trade Idea For Nets And Spurs: Ben Simmons For Doug McDermott, Josh Richardson, And Zach Collins

    Fadeaway World "The Brooklyn Nets have won their last two games, with them managing to defeat the Charlotte Hornets and the Washington Wizards in their recent back-to-back. Kevin Durant is still playing at an extremely high level, and this season, he is putting up 31.5 PPG, 6.2 RPG, and 4.8 APG while shooting..." November 07

  • This Nets-Pacers Trade Sends Ben Simmons To Indiana

    NBA Analysis "A lot is going on surrounding the Brooklyn Nets beyond the need to worry about Ben Simmons trade talks. However, if at some point it reaches that point, the trade value for the former NBA All-Star may be at an all-time low. Simmons has yet to show that he’s the same elite..." November 07

  • This Nets-Pacers Trade Sends Ben Simmons To Indiana

    NBA Analysis "A lot is going on surrounding the Brooklyn Nets beyond the need to worry about Ben Simmons trade talks. However, if at some point it reaches that point, the trade value for the former NBA All-Star may be at an all-time low. Simmons has yet to show that he’s the same elite..." November 05

  • Ben Simmons Slams Critics, Says He Loves It When People Talk Bad About Him

    Fadeaway World "Ben Simmons was the man making the headlines for the Brooklyn Nets at the start of the 2022-23 season for fouling out twice. And over the course of the period where there was enough flak for the guard, he also retorted back in equal measure. Now, all the spotlight is on Kyrie Irving,..." November 05

  • NBA Insider Says Ben Simmons Has No Trade Value: "Interest Has Dissipated."

    Fadeaway World "At his peak, Ben Simmons was a DPOY candidate and All-Star who was elite at slashing and playmaking. However, this season, Simmons has looked like a shell of his former self in his games for the Nets thus far. When he first made his trade request from the Philadelphia 76ers, there was..." November 05

  • Kevin Durant And The Nets Have Been Frustrated With Ben Simmons

    Fadeaway World "Ben Simmons has had a rough start to the season with the Brooklyn Nets, often looking indecisive on the court. Part of this was obviously to be expected, as he is returning from a back injury and missing an entire season. Currently, Ben Simmons is averaging 6.2 RPG, 6.5 APG, and 7.3 APG for the..." November 04

  • Nets shopping Ben Simmons for ‘veteran shooter’ amid Kyrie Irving, Steve Nash saga

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets have been embroiled in so much controversy in recent weeks, currently in the midst of dealing with the Kyrie Irving saga and the fallout of parting ways with former head coach Steve Nash, that it has taken a lot of attention away from their troubling 2-6..." November 02

  • Ben Simmons To The Magic Makes Too Much Sense

    NBA Analysis "The NBA is overflowing with talent. In 2022, all sorts of players can find an opportunity to play like a star.  The number of star guards in the league is incredible. Meanwhile, both of last year’s leading MVP candidates in 2021-22 were big men. At the same time,..." November 02

  • NBA Scout Accuses Ben Simmons Of Being Happy To Leave The Court

    Fadeaway World "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..." October 28