It is no mystery, but the 2022-23 NBA season was not at all good for the Brooklyn Nets. The team went through a period of uncertainty and desperation. From losing their spots at the top of the league to bidding many of their superstars farewell. And after the storm passed, the team was left with Ben Simmons.
Last season, the Nets saw several superstars like Kyle Irving and Kevin Durant leave their camps for other teams like the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns. This was certainly a blow to the Nets’ overall performance. However, the last man standing, Ben Simmons is still hopeful that the upcoming season will bring something positive for the team. In fact, Ben Simmons is calling the situation a ‘blessing in disguise.’
Ben Simmons replaced James ‘Beard’ Harden after ending a not-so-favorable run with the Philadelphia 76ers. Fans and insiders believed that a change of pace would help the talented player. However, it took some time before Ben Simmons showed any results.
However, this time of transition was not appreciated by fans as well as teammates. As a result, sources suggested that they called it quits and moved to other teams. This ignited rows of discussion in the NBA community.
Left High And Dry
During an interview with the Andscape’s Marc J. Spears, Simmons was asked about his perspective on this period of transition. Simmons chose his words carefully and said, “The NBA, you just never know what’s going to happen.”
When further questioned, Simmons went ahead and said, “There’s so many different things that went on last year that you just wouldn’t expect, which sucks because you want to go out and just play and compete… And that is the nice thing about being in Brooklyn right now. We got great guys on the team, and guys that just want to hoop. I don’t want drama either.” Therefore, as is apparent from the comments, Simmons is not an individual to cry over the love lost between teammates.
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