The Brooklyn Nets listed Ben Simmons as out for Monday’s Sport 4 in opposition to the Boston Celtics.
The Nets and Simmons anticipated he can be able to play, however after getting on the courtroom Saturday, Simmons stated he awoke Sunday with again soreness, sources advised ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Ultimately, the group and Simmons agreed he’ll stay out for Sport 4, sources stated.
Simmons has not performed in an NBA recreation since June 20 after requesting a commerce from the Philadelphia 76ers over the summer time. He was dealt to the Nets forward of the commerce deadline however has been coping with a herniated disk in his again since late February.
Nets coach Steve Nash stated after Sunday’s apply that he had “no thought” whether or not or not Simmons would make his season debut Monday and that it will rely upon how Simmons’ again felt after the previous couple of days of exercises.
For his half, Simmons stated Friday that he was hopeful to play sooner or later on this collection, and left open the likelihood that he would play Monday — however Nash made it clear that Simmons must be comfy earlier than the Nets would put him again on the ground.
The Nets face elimination Monday as they path the Celtics 3-0 within the first-round collection.
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