After nearly three months and missing the Brooklyn Nets last 38 games, Ben Simmons is set to return to the floor on Monday.
The oft-injured guard has been out since Nov. 6 as he recovered from a pinched nerve in his back. Head coach Jacque Vaughn teased that there was a “high likelihood” that Simmons would return versus the Utah Jazz.
Simmons, who has played only six games this season, practiced with Brooklyn’s G League affiliate on Saturday ahead of Vaughn providing that update. On Sunday, he received a probable designation before being upgraded to available.
The three-time All-Star has played only 48 games — 39 starts — for the Nets since the Philadelphia 76ers traded him to Brooklyn in 2022.
The 27 year old is averaging 6.5 points, 10.8 rebounds and 6.7 assist this season.