Nets, Ben Simmons committed to working together on rehab

Ben Simmons and his camp will sit down with the Nets and hammer out a plan for the ensuing months, one intended to put him on the best path to both physical and mental health and a successful return to the court. “We will work together with the Nets on a summer plan,” a source … Read more

Sixers the real losers in James Harden-Ben Simmons trade bust

In February, the question was who won the James Harden-Ben Simmons trade. Now it’s a question of who lost it worse. And right now, Philadelphia has a Harden problem. The former MVP passive-aggressioned his way from the Nets to the Sixers back in February. But Harden’s season-ending performance on Thursday was so putrid that people … Read more

Will the Nets trade Ben Simmons after an underwhelming season?

During last year’s offseason, the Brooklyn Nets were the No. 1 favorite to win the Eastern Conference for the 2021-22 NBA season — even before trading for Ben Simmons. The majority of NBA analysts were riding the sportsbooks’ bandwagon by picking the Lakers and Nets to represent their respected conferences. Those predictions never revealed. Other … Read more

Mental, physical health keeping Ben Simmons from Nets lineup

After Nets brass reportedly met with Ben Simmons and his agent on Monday afternoon — discussing the physical and mental issues still keeping him from making his season debut — Steve Nash confirmed that it’s not just his physical health that the sidelined All-Star is dealing with. “I don’t want to overstate my understanding of … Read more

Nets risk ‘continuity’ with Ben Simmons’ return: Stan Van Gundy

Despite two defeats, Stan Van Gundy has marveled at the Nets’ competitiveness in the first two games against the Celtics. He views the Nets roster as hastily thrown together without time to blend. As such, even though he’s a big fan of Ben Simmons, Van Gundy can’t image the enigmatic 6-11 guard making much of … Read more

Nets’ Ben Simmons makes big strides toward playing vs. Celtics

BOSTON — That wasn’t one small step in Ben Simmons’ rehab, but several giant leaps — cleared for contact and going straight to four-on-four work. It bodes well for Simmons in his race to debut for the Nets this season. He hasn’t had a full practice since being acquired on Feb. 10 at the cost … Read more

Nets have no answers regarding Ben Simmons’ status

The Nets have no answers regarding Ben Simmons’ present and future. They don’t even have any answers regarding his recent past or the first hints at his back injury. It is unclear if coach Steve Nash and company are in the dark or simply not flipping on the lights for the public, but there is … Read more

Nets’ Ben Simmons gets epidural to relieve back pain

Ben Simmons had an epidural injection this week to help relieve his back pain, after a top orthopedic expert told The Post the injured Nets star would need just such an injection. It’s unclear when, or even if, Simmons will make his season debut. He first held out while with the 76ers, and since his … Read more

Ben Simmons unlikely to make Nets debut this year: experts

ORLANDO, Fla. — Ben Simmons’ latest back setback has to raise alarms, with orthopedic specialists who spoke with The Post questioning whether the Nets newcomer will be ready to debut by the end of the regular season or even during the playoffs. The 25-year-old All-Star — whom the Nets essentially dealt former MVP James Harden … Read more

Ben Simmons still several steps away from playing for Nets

Ben Simmons wasn’t ready for full team work on Saturday, as the Nets had initially anticipated. And it sounds as if it could be a while until he is. While Nets general manager Sean Marks said on March 3 he hoped his prized new acquisition could be taking part in team activities by the end … Read more