Brooklyn Nets coach Jacque Vaughn appears to be growing increasingly frustrated with Aussie Ben Simmons.
For the second time this season, Simmons failed to see out the second game of a back-to-back, leaving in the third quarter of the Nets’ loss to the lowly Detroit Pistons with ‘knee soreness’.
Simmons has missed a number of games this season with knee soreness, along with calf issues and lower back pain. The issues are connected, he has said in the past, to a back problem that required surgery early last year.
But Simmons’ fitness woes only served to exacerbate a problem that is becoming increasingly clear for the title-chasing Nets – Simmons is not delivering the kind of help that superstar Kyrie Irving needs. Nor, for that matter, is he delivering the kind of impact that warrants the Australian’s massive pay cheque.
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