Seth Curry speaks up on Ben Simmons mental health issues and provides insight on his offseason work.

Published July 29, 2022 at 10:14


Seth Curry came out and spoke about Ben Simmons mental health, and how he has been struggling to play an NBA game.

Seth was traded with Ben to Brooklyn from the Sixers. They played together for a year and a half with Philly. Safe to say, that Seth has been around Simmons for quite some time.

He spoke with The Age and Sydney Morning Herald from New York City, he provided insight on his teammates offseason work.

There are always challenges. Foremost, he has missed a whole season. It is going to be a challenge getting his rhythm back playing basketball,» said Curry, before embarking on a promotional tour of Melbourne and Sydney under a sponsorship deal with sports shoe and apparel retailer Foot Locker.

Ben Simmons has not played a competitive NBA game since the Sixers were eliminated by the Hawks in the second round, in the 2021 playoffs.

We all remember the wide open layup attempt that Ben Simmons passed up in that series. One of his last competitive NBA games.

Here it is :

I don't know specifically what he has been through, mentally – that's hard for me to comment on – but having that year off, having that time off, of competing and playing five-on-five basketball is going to be just as hard ... just taking some time and getting re-acclimated to playing high-level basketball, but he is a special talent, has all the skills. The Nets need him on the floor.

Simmons, a three-time All-Star, had successful microdiscectomy surgery early in the off-season, and he has since been rehabbing his back

I have seen him in the facility a couple of times,» Curry said. «Just like I said, [he's] been doing a lot of shooting, working, working on his body and being in the gym, so, from everything I have seen, hopefully, he will be out there ready to go come training camp.

It is still unclear wether both of these guys will continue with the Nets for the up coming NBA season. Brooklyn has more important work to do, in dealing with their 2 superstars Kyrie and KD.

Meanwhile Ben Simmons was seen greeting the FC Barcelona players at the Nets Facility and shooting around with them. FC Barcelona is currently on their US preseason tour, and were pictured playing ball the Aussie.


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