Ben Simmons is back, Zion Williamson is ready to be unleashed and first-round draft pick Dyson Daniels is ready to make his NBA debut.
There is no shortage of intriguing storylines to follow on Thursday morning as the Brooklyn Nets and New Orleans Pelicans face off at Barclays Center.
Starting with Simmons, the Australian will play his first official NBA game in 18 months, although Nets coach Steve Nash is not sure if the guard will get a full workload.
“We’ll see how the game goes,” Nash said of Simmons, who underwent back surgery in the offseason.
“We don’t know how he’ll respond and how he’ll feel.”
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