Ben Simmons may have left Philadelphia 76ers for Brooklyn Nets. That doesn’t mean he can keep his number from the previous franchise. The 25-year-old was finally traded to the Nets Thursday (Feb. 10).
Simmons has been wanting to get out of Philly for some time. On the contrary, James Harden had expressed frustrations with playing for the Nets. Both clearly benefitted from this trade.
As far as the jersey is concerned, Simmons has been allotted the number 10. He played as a 25 in Philly. The Nets have already retired the number 25 from the jersey.
Now, Simmons will have to ramp up his conditioning as he looks to make his return to the team’s lineup. It remains to be seen when he will play for the Nets, however, it is clear that he will be back on the team before the playoffs.
Fans were more than thrilled about getting Simmons for Harden in a deal that had been in the works for months. Many took to social media to express their happiness and gratitude to the franchise.
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