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Ben Simmons not playing at FIBA World Cup

Ben Simmons has pulled out and made himself unavailable for the World Cup.

Simmons and the Brooklyn Nets came to a joint decision this week, sources said, with the 26-year-old continuing his rehabilitation from a back injury that cut his 2022-23 NBA season short.


https://www.espn.com.au/nba/story/_/id/37936174/ben-simmons-play-fiba-world-cup-australian-boomers

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NBLTigers  
Last year

Not surprised since Ben hasn't been the same player with that back injury.

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Dunkman  
Last year

Lol, now that's a surprise.

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It was an expected result.

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Cram  
Last year

Not unexpected, but glad to see a definitive decision.

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Sebastian  
Last year

I was not expecting this outcome at all

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Perthworld  
Last year

What a shocking development.

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hoopie  
Last year

Thank God the BS saga is over so that we can concentrate on what we have instead of what might be

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Esky68  
Last year

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

*deep inhale*

HAHAHAHAHHHAHAAHA

ok im done

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Ben  
Last year

GOOD.

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

https://imgflip.com/memegenerator

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Dunkman  
Last year

Lemanis moved aside for mr simmons, now that has worked well.

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hoopie  
Last year

And I doubt if Lemanis will ever return, so BA really f***ed up there.

While I don't have a problem with Goorjian, I feel that Lemanis worked better for us.

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KET  
Last year

I feel like his aim was always more Paris Olympics anyway tbh

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Luuuc  
Last year

Devastating news

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KWhite_Rulez  
Last year

Simmons is not aiming for Paris or any other tournament. He doesn't care about playing for the Boomers and never will. Let's just forget about him and concentrate on the guys who want to play for their country.

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LV  
Last year

No surprise here

Let's hope Wemby plays in Paris, and Simmons finally makes an appearance too

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spEKTre  
Last year

Lets face it he doesn't identify or want to be aligned with anything/one other than MONEY!!

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Crackers65  
Last year

XTRA XTRA NEWS FLASH

Ben Simmons says get f****d again OZ.

Rinse and repeat BS.

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Shaggy  
Last year

He hasn't got time for that. Much too busy with shirt off sinking 3's at a gym on TicToc this summer. Just plenty more BS from BS.

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Repair  
Last year

The Nets appear to be playing a strategy of weakening Simmons' tradable market value just as the Sixers did before them. One gets the impression that many clubs have given up on Simmons. The last thing that the Nets need is for Simmons to put in a good showing at an International tournament.

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orbit  
Last year

What if it helps him regain some form & he helps them make a deep playoff run?

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Dunkman  
Last year

I see he has miss the last few games, can't seem to find out why, anyone got any ideas.

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Ballin Fan  
Last year

Left hip contusion.

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Dunkman  
Last year

Cheers, just starting to show some form and injury issues again

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Ballin Fan  
Last year

Following an MRI
The Nets are now officially saying Ben has a nerve impingement on the lower left hand side of his spine.

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Dunkman  
Last year

Not certain what that means but you would think he's out for a while.

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Perthworld  
Last year

He has a spine?

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hoopie  
Last year

And we've known about the long-term pain in the arse

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hoopie  
Last year

So Simmons has ditched Rich Paul as his agent, for Bernie Lee.

Or did Rich Paul cut the ties after realising that Simmons was too much effort for too little reward?

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Cram  
Last year

I assume Rich Paul gets paid for the rest of Simmons current deal. He's never going to get another deal like that again (not even close) so not worth the time going forward I'd say.

I don't think he'll be out of the league or on minimums, but it'll be role player money - which in the current environment is still objectively lots of money, but nowhere near max which Paul likes

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