Ben Simmons: From Superstar Potential to the NBA’s Biggest Enigma
In recent years, Ben Simmons has gone from someone with immense potential to the NBA’s most perplexing figure. His demand to be traded from the Philadelphia 76ers in 2021, due to head coach Doc Rivers’ uncertainty over whether he could be the point guard of a championship team, has been followed by little to no playing time since joining the Brooklyn Nets due to injury.
Rumours of a Return
Speculation has been rife that Simmons will be ready for the start of the upcoming season, and his agent’s comments on SiriusXM NBA Radio seem to confirm this.
Traded But Unused
Simmons was traded to Brooklyn mid-way through the 2021-22 season, but he didn’t play at all that year due to a back issue that arose shortly after the trade. The following season, he only managed 42 games, and his scoring average dropped to 6.9 points.
Ben Simmons’ career has taken a dramatic turn in recent years, and it remains to be seen whether he will be able to make a successful return and show the world the superstar potential that he once possessed.