Ben Simmons has had a huge opportunity to step up for Brooklyn, while Josh Giddey is thriving like never before.
Meanwhile several more stars from Down Under have big roles to play for playoff teams, and others face key challenges.
Below foxsports.com.au looks at how all the Australians in the NBA have been tracking in recent weeks.
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BEN SIMMONS (Brooklyn Nets)
When Kevin Durant went down with an MCL injury earlier this month, there was a real opportunity for Simmons to step up and break out of his offensive funk, or at least try to.
But the Nets have looked vulnerable without Durant, going 2-3 and are clinging onto the East’s fourth seed after an epic surge where they won 12-straight games to climb into the…