Ben Simmons is getting healthier. And he’s getting better.
Considering the All-Star hadn’t played since June 2021 — beset by a bad back and nerve damage that pundits accused him of faking — it’s predictable that even after rehab would follow rust. And though Simmons isn’t 100 per cent yet going into Saturday’s tilt versus the Pacers, the last few games are a tantalising taste of what he can be when he gets there.
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Kyrie Irving pointed to confidence, while coach Jacque Vaughn called it the “body piece.” Unsurprisingly, Markieff Morris was more blunt, the NY Post reports.
“Healthy. Finally got his legs under him. He was off for two years. Y’all won’t even give him a chance. Y’all want to criticise him after every…