Stephen A. Smith didn’t maintain again in his newest evaluation of Nets level guard Ben Simmons.
The three-time All-Star famously sat out an entire season at Philly in 2020-21 earlier than being traded to Brooklyn and since then hasn’t been in a position to play very constantly on account of damage and lack of kind.
“Ben Simmons, it’s a tragic scenario,” Smith stated on NBA Countdown. “And I don’t imply this actually, as a result of clearly, he’s not doing it, however one would say, he’s stealing cash.”
A day earlier, Simmons was ejected within the Nets 117-112 loss to the Suns after posting simply seven factors, six assists and 5 rebounds.
“Let’s name it what it’s y’all,” Smith stated. “Ben Simmons acquired ejected final night time on goal. That’s simply me speaking.”
On the identical phase, Jalen Rose echoed Smith’s evaluation of the previous primary draft decide: “Ben Simmons is stealing cash, ski masks and gloves,” Rose stated.
This season total, Simmons is averaging a profession low 7.5 factors, 6.8 rebounds and 6.3 assists and a HUGE 120 fouls, as his workforce proceed to wrestle to win video games with the absence of Kevin Durant.