It’s a wrap for Ben Simmons this year with the Brooklyn Nets. ESPN reports the point guard will not play with the team this year during the rest of the regular season or in the playoffs run. Head coach Jacque Vaughn made the reveal during practice.

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“Ben will not be joining us the rest of the year and through the playoffs,” Vaughn said. “After consulting with our doctors, multiple specialists, he’s just going to begin a rehab program. Our doctors and the specialists feel and think that he’ll have a full recovery so that starts now.”

Simmons has not been on the active roster since before the All-Star break. He doesn’t need a new surgery, but will start the recovery process for his back and knee injuries now.


For the season, Simmons averaged 6.9 points, 6.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists.