Ben Simmons still not sprinting, Kevin Durant preparing as if he won't play

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Ben Simmons still not sprinting, Kevin Durant preparing as if he won't play
© Provided by HoopsHype Ian Begley: Nets coach Steve Nash says Ben Simmons is still doing individual work at the moment. Still no sprinting for Simmons.

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Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis

KD on Jackie Robinson breaking color barrier 75 years ago today: “Still resonates with young athletes, older athletes and people in general. Everybody in the world can relate to what he went through, so his impact is still being felt today, especially here in Brooklyn” #Nets #MLB – 1:44 PM Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA

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Ime Udoka said the Celtis haven’t spent any of the game-planning on Ben Simmons yet.

Udoka also said he hasn’t talked to anyone on the Brooklyn side. Udoka was a Nets assistant last season, and he’s also close with Nets guard Patty Mills from their time in San Antonio together. – 1:30 PM Ian Begley @IanBegley

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Nets coach Steve Nash says Ben Simmons is still doing individual work at the moment. Still no sprinting for Simmons. – 1:28 PM John Karalis @John_Karalis

Question: How much time have you spent on the possibility of Ben Simmons playing in this series?

Ime Udoka: None yet. – 1:22 PM Brian Robb @BrianTRobb

Ime Udoka on Celtics prep for possibility of Ben Simmons playing in the series: “None yet.” – 1:22 PM Jay King @ByJayKing

Ime Udoka on how much time he has spent on the possibility of Ben Simmons playing on this series: “None yet.” – 1:22 PM Barbara Barker @meanbarb

KD said he isn’t expecting Ben Simmons to play. Just wants him to get healthy and doesn’t want to out that pressure on him. pic.twitter.com/oXirz9w4Kh – 1:16 PM

Ben Simmons still not sprinting, Kevin Durant preparing as if he won't play
© Provided by HoopsHype Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Bruce Brown said KD didn’t talk to him about his comments the other night regarding Horford/Theis. Was he surprised KD said something postgame?

“No,” Brown said with a smile. – 12:59 PM Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

VanVleet on Embiid: “He was more back to the basket (in 2019), playing like a 5. Now he’s turned into Kevin Durant, Michael Jordan, Kobe, Shaq all put together.” – 12:56 PM Michael Grange @michaelgrange

“He used to be play back-to-the-basket, like a five and now he’s turned into Kevin Durant, Michael Jordan, Kobe, Shaq, all put together” – Fred VanVleet on Joel Embiid’s progress since 2019. – 12:55 PM Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed

KD x Kyrie x Coach’s Meeting pic.twitter.com/4ERMSOFFxe – 12:41 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA

☘️ Celtics-Nets roundtable 🌉

– Is Bruce Brown right about the Celtics front court?

– How do the Nets handle Boston’s offense?

– Can Celtics switch with KD/Kyrie?

– Prediction time

New w/ @Alex Schiffer @Jay King

theathletic.com/3249164/2022/0… – 12:39 PM Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

KD and Kyrie getting some shots up after practice. Nets are in good spirits — with three practice days ahead of them before heading to Boston pic.twitter.com/yLjkAwnYB1 – 12:37 PM

Barbara Barker @meanbarb

KD And Kyrie in practice. Gotta say Nets have the most beautiful practice court in NBA. pic.twitter.com/hOBBraS0Oi – 12:35 PM

Ben Simmons still not sprinting, Kevin Durant preparing as if he won't play
© Provided by HoopsHype Ian Begley @IanBegley

From earlier: “I think he’s done a great job. The last two years, he’s been dealt a wild hand.”

– Kevin Durant on Steve Nash, a Citi Bike-riding Brooklynite who seems to have the ideal temperament for his job: sny.tv/articles/shock… – 11:30 AM CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA

Ben Simmons injury update: Nets star could make team debut in Game 4 vs. Celtics in playoffs, per report

cbssports.com/nba/news/ben-s… – 10:46 AM Jay King @ByJayKing

🚨NEW STORY🚨

Celtics vs. Nets roundtable: Jayson Tatum’s offense, handling Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, predictions and more

via @TheAthletic theathletic.com/3249164/2022/0… – 8:30 AM Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis

Ben Simmons may play for #Nets against #Celtics after ‘heavier progress’ nypost.com/2022/04/13/ben… via @nypostsports – 8:40 PM Jordan Schultz @Schultz_Report

With Kyrie back and KD totally locked in, I joined @TheHerd @JoyTaylorTalks discussing why the #Nets are such a tough out heading into the playoffs! 😤

Are you still sleeping on Brooklyn? 💤 pic.twitter.com/ak717ovfn8 – 6:20 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

Kevin Durant explains ‘not fair’ reason Joel Embiid might lose MVP nydailynews.com/sports/basketb… – 5:27 PM Ian Begley @IanBegley

“The last two years, he’s been dealt a wild hand. Injuries, trades, disgruntled players, guys in & out of the lineup, stuff that he can’t control…I think he’s handled it all perfectly to be honest with you.”

Kevin Durant on Steve Nash ahead of BKN-BOS: sny.tv/articles/shock… – 5:21 PM Anthony Puccio @APOOCH

With Ben Simmons on the court last year, the 76ers had a 107.4 defensive rating, which would’ve ranked 2nd in the NBA.

If the Nets get him for the 1st round, the results might look awfully familiar to last year.

frontofficesports.com/will-nets-110m… via @FOS – 2:40 PM Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

Kevin Durant had 25 points in the Nets’ play-in win over the Cavaliers, but @NekiasNBA was marveling at the other ways he impacted the game.

@Kevin Durant has such a unique impact on both ends of the court. Here’s a breakdown of KD’s film: basketballnews.com/stories/apprec… – 2:22 PM

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Nick Friedell: KD says he’s preparing as if Ben Simmons won’t play. He wants him to continue working on his rehab. If a return happened in the playoffs, he would welcome it — but he won’t let his mind go there yet. -via Twitter @NickFriedell / April 14, 2022 Jared Weiss: Ime Udoka asked how much time he is spending preparing for Ben Simmons entering the series. “None yet.” -via Twitter @JaredWeissNBA / April 14, 2022 An unsourced report circulated on Wednesday that Simmons could be ready by game three of the Boston series, but coach Steve Nash said the three-time All-Star had yet to progress into contested drills. “I don’t know where these reports come from, I have no update on the timetable – I don’t think that came from us,” Nash told US media. -via Sydney Morning Herald / April 14, 2022

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