It’s been a big week in hoops. Here’s the latest on Ben Simmons’ Boomers future, Nick Kyrgios’ surprise NBL defection and the NBL star gaining traction from NBA scouts.
The door remains open for Australian NBA star Ben Simmons to represent the Boomers at the 2023 World Cup in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines and at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Simmons is yet to play for Australia at a senior international tournament after pulling out on numerous occasions.
The Melbourne-born guard was added to the Boomers extended squad for the 2014 World Cup before being cut from the final 12-man roster.
Simmons wanted to represent Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but withdrew to concentrate on preparing for his rookie NBA season.
He was also set to play at the 2019 World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before again opting out due to his NBA commitments.
Simmons doesn’t have a senior…