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The Brooklyn Nets list Ben Simmons' roster for Match 4 against the Boston Celtics

The Brooklyn Nets list Ben Simmons’ roster for Match 4 against the Boston Celtics

Within hours of starting his planned season, the Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons Sources reported back pain returned on Sunday and was disqualified from Monday’s fourth game against the Boston Celtics, sources told ESPN.

After nearly 10 days of pain-free intensification after recovering from a herniated disc, Simmons’ entry into the team’s training facility was met with both surprise and disappointment. About to go into the Celtic game, sources said, the Nets were hoping Simmons would wear his uniform and active in the hope that coach Steve Nash would use him in limited minutes.

While players for the Nash and Nets have said publicly that they are unsure if Simmons will finally play Game 4 on Monday, Simmons and the organization have discussed at length a plan for his debut Monday at Game 4 at Barclays Center, sources said. .

While Simmons hasn’t been able to squabble with Nets starters, there is still some hope that his presence on the court can provide some help to a fickle team — and allow Simmons to cross the mental threshold of returning to an NBA game for the first time since the collapse against the Atlanta Hawks in The 2021 Eastern Conference Finals, where a member of the Philadelphia 76ers kicks off 10 months of trade demands, mental health issues and back issues.

Simmons, 25, is a three-time All-Star and will have three years and $114 million left on his contract starting next season.

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