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Should the Brooklyn Nets bring back Ben Simmons in their series with the Boston Celtics?

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It took almost everything the Boston Celtics had to beat the Brooklyn Nets 115 – 114 on a buzzer-beating shot from star Celtics forward Jayson Tatum in Game 1 of Boston’s first-round series with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday afternoon, leaving many to wonder if the Nets just need to upgrade their defensive capabilities to help their chances of winning.

Normally you have the team you have once the postseason begins, but both teams have something of an ace up their sleeves in big men Robert Williams III and Ben Simmons for Boston and Brooklyn, respectively. And Simmons would have a major impact on the Nets’ tepid defense perhaps even beyond what Timelord would do for an already-stout Celtics coverage.

A bigger question looms for the Nets given they have yet to play a minute with the former 76ers forward: would bringing back Simmons in the thick of a postseason series even be a good idea?

The hosts of the ESPN “Hoop Streams” show recently debated the wisdom of such a move on the part of the Nets in a recent episode; check out the clip embedded above to hear their perspectives on having Simmons play in this seroes.

This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire. Follow us on Facebook!

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