Ben Simmons' NBA career has received a ton of scrutiny as of late, and it is very much deserved. This past season, Simmons did not play a single game as he had a falling out with the Philadelphia 76ers. This falling out had everything to do with the fact that he played terribly in the 2021 playoffs, although Simmons claims that he was suffering from back issues and a heightened level of anxiety.
Kevin Durant and Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai recently sat down to discuss his future with the franchise. Of course, Durant had previously demanded a trade and has since been waiting for the Nets to pull the trigger on a deal. The Nets want the house for KD, and it doesn't seem like there are any teams out there right now who have the assets to make this trade work.
In a grading by ESPN, the Brooklyn Nets ranked the absolute last in the Eastern Conference for their offseason.