Wednesday, February 1 2023

This offseason has been very long and taxing for the Brooklyn Nets organization, but it gave talented forward Ben Simmons three or so months of recovery time.

Simmons is already caught in Nets rumors as there is chatter that the playmaking wing could be stretched to the five-position. A report from NBA insider Alex Schiffer of The Athletic indicates that the Nets organization is looking to give Simmons minutes, as the team’s center.

“The positive is Durant’s decision to stay in Brooklyn makes the organization a prime destination this late in the game. Nic Claxton and Day’Ron Sharpe remain the only two centers on the roster. There have been rumblings of Simmons playing center this season and Durant has done so before in small-ball lineups,” said Schiffer.

Schiffer inferred that it really depends on what General Manager Sean Marks sees in the next couple of weeks at training camp, including the now-completely healthy Simmons. If the 3-time All-Star comes out of the gate strong and confident then there’s a chance that the Nets will use him as the big man in their small-ball lineup.

Story originally appeared on Nets Wire

Source: Yahoo Sports

Previous

Should Steelers start rookie QB Kenny Pickett this season?

Next

Thunder Dolphin, travel day to Hokkaido & more in Day 7 | Flippin' Bats

Check Also

Pro Sports Media

Trending Now

Most Influential NBA Players of All Time

Guess which professional basketball stars are the most influential NBA players in the history of the league. It seems pretty obvious. Names that come to mind include Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, LeBron James and Stephen Curry. While Jordan is clearly the greatest basketball player of all time, […]

Read More

WATCH: Isaac Okoro sings ‘Take Me To Church’ in Cavaliers’ hot tub

Watch as Isaac Okoro sings “Take Me To Church” by Hozier in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ hot tub. Fellow teammate Darius Garland filmed the 2020 fifth overall pick as he chilled in the sauna. It was a hilarious rendition on Hozier’s hit single. “Take me to church, I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of […]

Read More

Devils surrender two late goals to fall to Bruins, 3-1

Dec 28, 2022; Newark, New Jersey, USA; New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier (13) plays the puck while Boston Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark (35) defends his net during the second period at Prudential Center. / Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Patrice Bergeron scored the tiebreaker with 4:08 remaining in the third period […]

Read More