Kevin Durant Comments On Ben Simmons' Injury Situation

BYAlexander Cole2.4K Views
Link Copied to Clipboard!
Elsa/Getty Images
Ben Simmons & Kevin Durant
The Nets have yet to see Ben Simmons in uniform.

Ben Simmons has yet to play a single game for the Brooklyn Nets, which is a real problem when you consider how the Nets are about to face off against the Boston Celtics in the NBA playoffs. The Nets could use some defense right now, and without Simmons on the court, the Nets could be in for a world of hurt on the defensive end of the ball.

Regardless, there is now optimism that Simmons will return between games 4 and 6 of the first round. Despite this, Kevin Durant isn't counting on Simmons' return anytime soon. While speaking to reporters, Durant noted that it is simply easier for him to act as though Simmons will be out for the series. That way, he won't be expecting anything other than what's already been going on with the team.

Kevin Durant Comments On Ben Simmons' Injury Situation
Eric Espada/Getty Images

“I’m not expecting him to play,” Durant explained. “That’s easier for me. I’m not putting any pressure on Ben to come out there and hoop. So I’m not expecting him to do anything but just to get his body right and get healthy as fast as he can. So in my mind, I’m preparing as if we’re playing with the team we have.”

The Nets and the Celtics will certainly make for a great series, and if Simmons does come back, then it will be a matchup for the ages. Stay tuned to HNHH for news and updates from around the NBA world.

About The Author
Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.