Ben Simmons missed the Nets’ 118-104 loss to the Bucks on Tuesday night time with a sore left knee and has been dominated out of the tail finish of the back-to-back, Wednesday on the Knicks.

Coach Jacque Vaughn declined to present any significant particulars on the previous All-Star’s strengthening course of or a timeline for his return, however he did reiterate that the Nets nonetheless haven’t had any discussions about shutting Simmons down for the remainder of the season.

“Nonetheless getting the strengthening again so as and I’d say gained’t play [Tuesday], gained’t play [Wednesday]. That’s sort of what I’ve received for you,” stated Vaughn, including Simmons isn’t slated for an MRI examination or different imaging.

“It’s simply us making an attempt to reap the benefits of the place we’re within the calendar, coming off of [the] All-Star [break], utilizing the 2 practices that we now have and getting suggestions that approach and simply proceed, we need to get to a place the place we now have no reoccurrence of swelling or something of that nature.”

When the Nets first shelved Simmons final Friday, he stated he’d be reevaluated in every week.

At that time, Vaughn stated there had been no talks of shutting Simmons down and reiterated there nonetheless haven’t been.

An injured Ben Simmons sits on the bench throughout the Nets’ 118-104 loss to the Bucks.
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“No, that’s a zero on that one. Go zero. Assume I went zero final time, going zero once more, no dialogue,” Vaughn stated.

Nonetheless, when pressed on precisely what Simmons was doing and what the subsequent step of the method could be, the coach demurred.

“I don’t need to get into markers and what he’s doing each day I simply sort of need to put all of it within the bucket of strengthening,” he stated. “That’s what it’s on the finish of the day, whether or not that’s consisting of weight-room stuff, whether or not that’s conditioning stuff, whether or not that’s basketball stuff, it’s all constructed round him making an attempt to strengthen and get again to enjoying.”

Edmond Sumner was scratched for what the Nets known as private causes.

The purpose guard later tweeted that his spouse had given start.

“Probably the most excited and nervous I’ve ever been. Praying God retains my spouse and child protected and wholesome as she goes via this technique of delivering our child,” Sumner tweeted, adopted by a grateful prayer emoji.

Sumner’s standing for the sport Friday in Boston is unclear.

“We’ll see,” Vaughn stated. “Nothing of alert. However we’ll see how all the pieces goes with him and if he’ll be again.”

Yuta Watanabe was a late scratch with again soreness. Vaughn wasn’t sure, however stated he conceivably might play Wednesday on the Knicks.

“I hope so. However I’m undecided,” Watanabe advised The Put up.

Giannis Antetokuonmpo scored a game-high 33 factors for Milwaukee after he missed the staff’s residence win over the Suns on Sunday with a proper quad contusion.

He had additionally been coping with a sore proper wrist lately. Wesley Matthews was out for the Bucks.

The Nets’ free fall dropped them to sixth within the Jap Convention, a recreation behind the Knicks.

They face their cross-river rivals Wednesday on the Backyard, with the red-hot Knicks on a six-game successful streak.