Nets star Kevin Durant frustrated with Ben Simmons?

Both Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets are generally disappointed with Ben Simmons’ performances thus far. The fact that the point guard is currently unavailable again due to injury should also wrinkle KD.

It comes from a report by Adrian Wojnarowski (ESPN:) out. Accordingly, Simmons is a “source of frustration” for Durant and other unnamed members of the Nets organization. On the one hand, because he doesn’t regularly appear on the court in Brooklyn. On the other hand, according to Vo, because Simmons “has shown that he is still far from being an effective player.”

The 26-year-old arrived in New York in February as part of the James Harden trade package, but was unable to play a game with the Nets last season due to back problems. Now bothered by a knee injury, Simmons has missed the Nets’ last four games.

The former All NBA guard failed to impress in his first six games early in the season. He averaged just 6.2 points, 7.3 assists and 6.5 rebounds on 44.1 percent shooting from the field. Above all, his lack of aggressiveness on offense was criticized, and the three-time star was still rusty defensively.

After the Nets’ disastrous start to the season (1-5), head coach Steve Nash was forced to resign, and the franchise was subsequently overshadowed by the turmoil surrounding Kyrie Irving and his tweets about an anti-Semitic film. Meanwhile, without the suspended Irving, Brooklyn at least improved its record to 4-6.

According to Wojnarowski, the Nets are still concerned that Durant might repeat his trade request from the summer given the chaos. But. “I don’t think he’s thinking about that right now.” Instead, Brooklyn is said to be on the trade market looking for additional shots; Ben Simmons’ name is said to have been dropped during negotiations with West’s CEO.

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