After swinging from injured to ineffective to absent in a season-and-a-half, Ben Simmons acknowledged he owes it to his Nets and their fans to get back to his old form.
And he conspicuously said that’ll be easier to do with everybody on the team finally pulling together in the same direction, focused more on winning than themselves.
Make of that what you will.
“I’d say [the hardest part was] not be able to do your job to the fullest. I never have excuses, I never tried to say anything about different things going on. But I was dealing with an injury at the time, so I did what I could in the moment,” Simmons said. “And I owe it to everybody, the fans and everybody, to get back to where I need to be. That’s what I did this summer to get back.”