Ben Simmons RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 Heavy.com 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

  • NBA Scouts Believe Ben Simmons' Lack of Aggression Due to Fear of Fouls

    Bleacher Report "NBA evaluators had one theory for why Brooklyn Nets star Ben Simmons is so hesitant around the basket. ESPN's Brian Windhorst said Thursday on NBA Today some scouts "believe the reason that Ben Simmons doesn't go aggressive isn't because he's afraid of..." October 27

  • What Do Nets Actually Need from Ben Simmons?

    Bleacher Report "Early in the third quarter of the Brooklyn Nets' Wednesday night loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, Kyrie Irving attempted to distill what the team needs from Ben Simmons down to three words: "Shoot it, Ben!" Brevity can lack context, and Kyrie doesn't take the time to..." October 27

  • Kyrie Irving defends Ben Simmons

    The Score "Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving came to the defense of Ben Simmons after another rough showing from the three-time All-Star. "You guys keep coming in here asking me like, 'What about Ben?' ... He hasn't played in two years. Give him a f-----g..." October 27

  • This Hornets-Nets Trade Features Ben Simmons

    NBA Analysis "In the modern NBA, “playmaking” has become an increasingly controversial term.  What is a playmaker? For a long time, there was a widely accepted answer. A playmaker was a player who used his passing ability to make plays for others. That’s no longer the general..." October 26

  • How much of Ben Simmons’ lack of aggressiveness is a result of offseason back surgery?

    Clutch Points "Ben Simmons’ lack of aggressiveness has been an issue for the Brooklyn Nets through the first week of the NBA season. Through three games, Simmons has taken 13 shots and been to the free-throw line three times. The Nets hope this will not be a long-term problem as the three-time..." October 26

  • Ben Simmons Has 17 Points and 14 Fouls This Year

    Audacy "In some sense, it’s progress that Ben Simmons is playing at all. Of course, expectations tend to be higher when you’re making north of $35 million a year, and Simmons’ early Nets tenure has been anything but encouraging, looking every bit like someone who hasn’t played..." October 26

  • Ben Simmons disputes final call vs. Grizzlies

    The Score "Brooklyn Nets point forward Ben Simmons sounded off against the whistle after fouling out for the second time in three games during his team's 134-124 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday. Simmons made contact while defending Memphis guard Ja..." October 25

  • Nets coach Steve Nash on Ben Simmons: “He’s rusty”

    Basketball Insiders "Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash believes Ben Simmons needs more time to adjust to the 2022-23 NBA season. On Wednesday night, the Nets lost 130-108 at home against the New Orleans Pelicans. Simmons ended his performance with 4 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists in 23 minutes of..." October 21

  • Ja Morant vs. Warriors, Ben Simmons vs. 76ers and the Best Star-Team Rivalries Right Now

    Bleacher Report "Potentially medium-warm take: Rivalries in the NBA that don't have everything—or, sometimes, even anything—to do with actual basketball are good and fun and we should root for more of them. Anecdotally, it feels like there is an onrush of "Detrimental coverage,..." October 20

  • Nets' Ben Simmons after disappointing debut: 'It takes time'

    The Score "Brooklyn Nets point forward Ben Simmons says he may not be at his best for a while as he returns to the court for the first time in well over a year. “It takes time,” Simmons said after Brooklyn's 130-108 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday,..." October 20

  • Carmelo Anthony's Son Once Roasted Ben Simmons For His Bad Level

    Fadeaway World "Ben Simmons has been laughing stock for a while now. The regression of his game has been well documented, and every season, more fans find reasons to pick on him and roast the Brooklyn Nets point guard.  Even before his fallout with the Philadelphia 76ers in..." October 20

  • Ben Simmons excited, says he has to be Brooklyn Nets' motor

    ESPN "Brooklyn Nets swingman Ben Simmons couldn't hold back his excitement as he prepared to play in his first regular-season NBA game in almost a year and a half. "Ready to go," Simmons said after Wednesday's shootaround, in advance of the Nets' season..." October 19

  • Kyrie Irving talks his future, advising Ben Simmons and turning down a big payday

    ESPN "The vibes are good right now in Kyrie Irving's world. As he stands inside the Brooklyn Nets' locker room following Wednesday night's preseason win against the Milwaukee Bucks, Irving lights up some sage from the side of the room and discusses his team and..." October 15

  • Nets' Ben Simmons dishes on Joel Embiid, air balls, Kevin Durant and more

    ESPN "Ben Simmons looks and sounds like he's in a very good place with the Brooklyn Nets. Sitting in the padded courtside seats of Milwaukee's Fiserv Forum during shootaround on Wednesday, the 26-year-old swingman says, after nearly a year and a half away from an NBA floor, he..." October 14

  • Amid social media criticism, Nets' Ben Simmons leans on Kyrie Irving

    ESPN "Brooklyn Nets swingman Ben Simmons knows that criticism will find him wherever he goes. After years of dealing with verbal barbs from fans -- both in person and on social media -- the 26-year-old understands that the type of ire he faces comes with being one of the best players..." October 13

  • Nets say Ben Simmons needs time to regain confidence, rhythm

    ESPN "The Brooklyn Nets are doing everything they can to make Ben Simmons feel comfortable in his new surroundings after being away from an NBA floor for almost a year while dealing with back surgery and mental health concerns, but Nets coach Steve Nash acknowledged that what..." October 11

  • Kevin Durant's Message To Ben Simmons On Being Confident: "Go Be Aggressive. Who Gives A Sh*t If You Miss It?"

    Fadeaway World "The Brooklyn Nets are a wildcard this season. They have the talent to win a championship handily, but they can also implode during the season. Their best players barring Kevin Durant, are a little hard to predict, and that makes it hard to gauge how the team will do..." October 11

  • Ben Simmons Airballs Midrange Jumper During Nets Public Practice

    The Big Lead "The Brooklyn Nets had their annual Practice at the Park event on Sunday as the team gathered in front of 8,000 fans. According to the New York Post Steve Nash got booed and Kevin Durant recieved a "lukewarm" welcome. Of course, the real..." October 11

  • This Nets-Warriors Trade Features Draymond Green, Ben Simmons

    NBA Analysis "It’s been said that all good things must come to an end. The same holds true in the NBA. Moreover, it’s true. We don’t mean to be morbid or overly philosophical, but life itself ends. Whatever it is you’re hoping will last forever, you should begin to come..." October 07

  • Video of unfortunate moment between Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons goes viral

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons clearly still need some time to adjust to each other as teammates. Video went viral this week of a rather unfortunate moment the two Brooklyn Nets stars had prior to Monday’s preseason contest against the Philadelphia 76ers. Simmons badly missed a..." October 06

  • Draymond Green Has High Hopes For Ben Simmons This Season

    Fadeaway World "Ben Simmons' first active season with the Brooklyn Nets will have him with many eyes on everything he does on the court. The controversial point guard landed in Brooklyn last season and didn't play a single minute, raising eyebrows around the league for his..." October 05

  • Kyrie Irving has bullish take on Ben Simmons

    Larry Brown 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..." September 29

  • Steve Nash: 'I don't care' if Ben Simmons ever takes jump shot

    The Score "Ben Simmons' inability to space the floor made for a problematic fit with the Philadelphia 76ers, but Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash couldn't care less since the former No. 1 overall pick brings so much more to the table. "Very unique," Nash told..." September 28

  • Does Ben Simmons' Jumper Somehow Look Worse Now?

    The Big Lead "Ben Simmons is officially back. Simmons practiced with his Brooklyn Nets teammates today for what must have felt like the first time in forever. Simmons was traded from Philadelphia to Brooklyn last season, but never actually got on the court. It feels like the last time we saw..." September 27

  • Chicago Bulls Acquire Ben Simmons In Blockbuster Trade Scenario

    NBA Analysis "What a tumultuous NBA offseason for the Brooklyn Nets.  In many respects, it’s hard to believe this team is still together. If you’re someone who writes hypothetical NBA trades for a living, rest assured, you committed the name Kevin Durant to your muscle memory to..." September 24

  • Nets’ Ben Simmons Fires Brutal Shot At Shaquille O’Neal

    NBA Analysis "With the 2022-23 NBA season right around the corner, many have no clue what to expect from the Brooklyn Nets. A lot of that will have to do with how Ben Simmons returns and fits with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Simmons has been in the news recently, not simply because of his game on the..." September 24