Nets’ Ben Simmons (knee) probable Wednesday vs. Suns

The Brooklyn Nets are on a two-game winning streak after wins over the Houston Rockets and the Utah Jazz over the past few days. As they look to continue their winning streak on Wednesday against the Phoenix Suns, they will attempt to do so with a new addition to their injury report.

The Nets announced on Tuesday that guard Ben Simmons, who almost put up a triple-double in Monday’s 147-114 win against the Jazz, is listed as probable for Wednesday’s matchup against Phoenix due to a left knee contusion. Simmons took a hard fall in the fourth quarter after blocking Utah’s Talen Horton-Tucker, but Simmons seemed to be okay after getting to his feet.

While the probable designation isn’t particularly considering in normal circumstances, Simmons’ injury designations carry more weight given how much time he has missed this season. Also, given Simmons’ extensive injury history, it’s important to note that Brooklyn tends to err on the side of caution when it comes to injuries.

In addition, backup center Day’Ron Sharpe (left knee hyperextension) is out for the foreseeable future given that he hasn’t progressed to working out around other players yet. Forward Dorian Finney-Smith (left ankle sprain) will also miss Wednesday’s game, but Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn said before Monday’s contest that Finney-Smith has a possibility of playing on Saturday at the Philadelphia 76ers if his recovery continues to go as planned.

Story originally appeared on Nets Wire