“Do not let KD down” Twitter cannot keep calm as Ben Simmons makes first on-court appearance alongside Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving 

Ben Simmons does not appear to be nursing any injuries, though, apart from the mental health issues that held him back from suiting up for the Sixers prior to the trade.

Kevin Durant and Ben Simmons
Kevin Durant and Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons has faced a tough time ever since Philadelphia 76ers were thrown out of the playoffs in the 2020-21 season. Having to take majority of the blame for his offensive prowess and shooting woes, the Australian playmaker decided not to step foot in the NBA for the Wells Fargo Center team whatsoever. As a result of which, fans cannot keep calm as he will be in action for the first time in the season alongside his new teammates from Brooklyn Nets. 

On trade deadline day, Ben Simmons, Andre Drummond and Seth Curry found themselves in Brooklyn at the cost of James Harden partying ways with the same franchise. With the Nets being brutally beaten in 11-straight games, Ben Simmons seems to be the answer to KD’s black and grey army.  

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Ben Simmons hits the court alongside Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving for Brooklyn Nets 

With the Brooklyn Nets clearly struggling on the defensive end, with currently LaMarcus Aldridge among many other players out, the opposition finds it easy to score in the paint throughout the game.

But as we approach the business end, the Nets have the service of Simmons, who could have been a potential DPOY candidate. Moreover, after passing his medical, this was the first time Simmons took strides with Kyrie Irving and KD on the court. 

Take a look at how fans reacted upon the same- 

Given that the Australian hasn’t played a single game in the 2021-22 season, he might struggle in the initial games. But it is key to note that he will definitely be hungrier than ever to prove his worth after the falling out with Sixers management and the entire team. 

James Harden-Ben Simmons Trade
James Harden-Ben Simmons Trade

Moreover, with Kevin Durant out, Simmons will be expected to take stride for the team sooner rather than later. But will he be able to deliver on the massive expectations he has already has upon his shoulders? Will Simmons be able to help the Nets in securing a playoff berth? A lot of speculations hall be answered in the coming days. 

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