NBA: Ben Simmons will miss the rest of the season with a back injury

Ben Simmonsforward for the Brooklyn Nets, will miss the rest of the NBA season due to a back injury, his ‘coach’ reported on Tuesday, Jacque Vaughn.

The Australian, arrived in Brooklyn last year in a transfer that brought James Harden to Philadelphia, had already been out for 17 games due to back problems, after a new year marked by injuries and little prominence in the duels of the Nets .

The forward missed 33 of the franchise’s 75 games this year, after missing all of last season due to personal issues.

Simmons was averaging 6.9 points, 6.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game this year with the Nets.

Vaughn’s team saw their ambitions plummet this season after Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving They will leave the franchise in the last days of the transfer market, last February, to join the Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks, respectively.

Brooklyn is sixth in the Eastern Conference (40-35) and they fight with the Miami Heat (40-35) for a direct access place to the playoffs.

(With information from EFE)

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