Danny Green: I'd be very surprised if Ben Simmons plays against Philadelphia on March 10

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Danny Green: I'd be very surprised if Ben Simmons plays against Philadelphia on March 10
© Provided by HoopsHype Danny Green: Now will we shake hands to start? Probably not. First, I’d be highly surprised if he even plays in that game. I don’t know where his health is mentally, physically, I know he had other issues, and we all know he does not like to play in Philly. If he does play in that game, I’d be highly surprised. But say that does happen, I see it as being a very hectic, playoff-like atmosphere and environment to where it may be very rough for him. I don’t have any ill will toward the guy, I don’t hate him I don’t dislike him, it’s just for me, it’s whatever. I waste more energy going out of my way to dislike him, or spend energy trying to go out of my way to hate him or do things to him. If he comes up and shows love, I’ll say what’s up, that’s the type of deal I’m on. I’m not the type of guy to not say what’s up to people that say what’s up to me.

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Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Ben Simmons didn’t practice today nor did Joe Harris, we are told. – 2:58 PM Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis

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Goran Dragic said he picked the #Nets from among a group of six contenders to play with the new Big 3 and for his mentor Steve Nash. Adds KD, Ben Simmons and others texted him in the recruitment process. Sounds different than Zion in NOLA. #nba – 2:54 PM Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Goran Dragic says picking the Nets was tough, but his relationship with Steve Nash led him to the Nets. He also talked to Kevin Durant. Ben Simmons texted him and he heard from Andre Drummond, too. They share a workout coach in Miami. – 2:52 PM Adi Joseph @AdiJoseph

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91.4% of Ben Simmons’ field goal attempts over the past three seasons have been 10 feet or less from the basket. Calculating and typing the number is wild. – 2:50 PM Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed

Steve Nash on when Ben Simmons or Kevin Durant will rejoin the Nets roster: “No clarity on Kevin or Ben, but they’re both working their way back. I think Kevin’s probably closer to coming back and is progressing nicely.” – 2:42 PM Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis

Steve Nash said KD is closer to playing than Ben Simmons. #nets – 2:36 PM Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed

Kyle Korver is working with Ben Simmons today at Nets practice pic.twitter.com/fxCs6RuXr1 – 2:23 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Ben Simmons getting some post practice work in with Kyle Korver. pic.twitter.com/qd3mWtQWjb – 2:22 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis

Ben Simmons at #Nets practice today. #nba pic.twitter.com/g2vjE9kfyS – 2:21 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

And behind Nic Claxton, there’s Ben Simmons talking to none other than Nets shooting coach Kyle Korver. pic.twitter.com/eBg2lnge4n – 2:20 PM

Danny Green: I'd be very surprised if Ben Simmons plays against Philadelphia on March 10
© Provided by HoopsHype Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip No Ben Simmons 3/10 vs Sixers? pic.twitter.com/ObqkQwpmom – 1:29 PM

Anthony Puccio @APOOCH

Nets have two remaining questions: How soon will mandate be lifted? When will Joe Harris return? Otherwise, this team is tough.

Kyrie

Seth Curry

Kevin Durant

Ben Simmons

Andre Drummond

Patty Mills

Harris (?)

LaMarcus Aldridge

Goran Dragic

Blake Griffin

Cam Thomas – 1:28 PM Marc Stein @TheSteinLine

First two NBA reads of the week:

Pickleball, Ben Simmons and Free Throw Science with Hall of Famer Rick Barry: marcstein.substack.com/p/when-pickleb…

Was All-Star Weekend the beginning of the end in Lakerland for LeBron James? Monday column: marcstein.substack.com/p/beginning-of… – 12:57 PM Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis

Kevin Durant, Ben Simmons could return sooner rather than later #nets nypost.com/2022/02/22/net… via @nypostsports – 9:05 PM Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports

Joel Embiid couldn’t help himself from sending another parting shot directed at Ben Simmons

#76ers #NBA

sportscasting.com/joel-embiid-bl… – 7:08 PM Dave Early @DavidEarly

“We’ve gotten see how they respond, to [practice] days like today… It’s probably gonna he tough to be honest to be playing in the next 3 or 4 days, but we’ll see how it all plays out.”

– Nets GM Sean Marks on Kevin Durant and Ben Simmons respective timetables to return – 6:22 PM Dave Early @DavidEarly

Sean Marks says Kevin Durant and Ben Simmons look good in their individual workouts. Says it would be tough to project them back in the next 3 or 4 days but he likes their trajectory. Adds he’s optimistic Kyrie Irving would be eligible for home games in the future too. – 6:16 PM Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Sean Marks seems to indicate that he doesn’t expect Kevin Durant or Ben Simmons to play “in the next three to four days.” Would put them both out through the Milwaukee game, but Marks adds they’ll see how their bodies respond after practice the next two days. – 6:15 PM Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed

Sean Marks says “it’s probably gonna be tough” for Kevin Durant or Ben Simmons to play “in the next 3 or 4 days,” which makes them unlikely for Thursday against the Celtics or Saturday in Milwaukee against the Bucks. – 6:15 PM Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis

Sean Marks on Ben Simmons: “I don’t know if he’s a 1, a 4, or a 5. But I do know that he’s a hell of a basketball player.” #Nets #NBA – 6:10 PM Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis

Sean Marks talking to #Nets season ticketholders. About Ben Simmons: “We’ve had our eyes on him for quite some time.” #NBA – 6:09 PM

More on this storyline

Nets Daily: Marks on Ben Simmons “we’ve had our eyes on him for a long time, truth be told.”! “Don’t know if he’s a 1, a 4, or a 5, but I do know that he’s a hell of a basketball player.” -via Twitter @NetsDaily / February 22, 2022 But now that the Simmons part of the situation is resolved by way of the trade that sent him from Philadelphia to Brooklyn, with his season-long decision not to play on track to end in the somewhat near future, it’s worth wondering what the ripple effect of it all might be. On the business side, you had owners who privately griped about how it was a disaster scenario to have a star choose to be sidelined with three more seasons left on his deal. -via The Athletic / February 21, 2022 But Simmons blew away all modern precedent last summer, demanding a trade from Philadelphia with four full seasons left on his contract. “This one just went over the line,” said another Eastern Conference executive. -via Sports Illustrated / February 20, 2022

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