Ben Simmons ‘stealing money’ from Nets

Ben Simmons ‘stealing money’ from Nets

Stephen A. Smith ripped Ben Simmons throughout ESPN’s “NBA Countdown” on Friday because the three-time All-Star struggles by way of his first wholesome season with the Brooklyn Nets. 

“Ben Simmons, it’s a tragic scenario,” Smith stated. “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.”

Smith’s feedback got here at some point after Simmons was ejected throughout Brooklyn’s loss to the Suns after posting a poor stat line consisting of seven factors, six assists and 5 fouls. 

“Let’s name it what it’s y’all,” Smith stated later. “Ben Simmons received ejected final evening on function. That’s simply me speaking.”

The incident was one other chapter in what has been a disappointing season for the previous No. 1 general decide. Simmons is averaging 7.5 factors, 6.8 rebounds and 6.3 assists and 27.4 minutes per sport — all of that are profession lows. Simmons missed all of final season with a again harm. 

Smith sounded off towards the Nets guard.Justin Ford/Getty Photographs

Jalen Rose agreed with Smith’s evaluation of Simmons this season.

“Ben Simmons is stealing cash, ski masks and gloves,” Rose stated, citing the guard having 119 fouls, 113 baskets and capturing 43 % from the free throw line.

Ben Simmons has been “stealing cash” from the Nets, in response to Stephen A. Smith.Chris Coduto/Getty Photographs

Regardless of a win Friday evening over the Jazz, the Nets have stumbled since Kevin Durant went down with a knee harm earlier this month. Brooklyn has gone 1-4 and posted the league’s ninth-worst Web Score over that interval.

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