Ben Simmons wants to lead Australia at the World Cup

Ben Simmons wants to play the 2023 World Cup with Australia. The player of the brooklyn nets He intends to play the international tournament with the Oceanic team. After several attempts that the forward is in the national team, this seems to be the clearest opportunity for it to happen, as he has been able to confirm brian goorijanAustralian coach.

I think your mind is recoveringgetting in shape and will play again”, expressed the technician for SEN, an Australian sports radio. the eave of 26 years He is experiencing his most complicated months as a professional. First of all, his departure from the Sixers after an injury to the back that left him out of the entire 2021/22 campaign and problems of mental health and subsequently remained out of rotation in some Nets that completely changed their squad and aspirations in the middle of the season.

His performance in Brooklyn was not ideal, also due to some knee discomfort that they separated him from the courts in recent weeks. Everything indicates that the Australian will not be operated and will continue training this summer. Australia is one of the favorites to win the world Cup. He is currently in the third position of the ranking FIBA.

Ben Simmons has never been present at a World Cup or at the Olympic Games with the selection. “In the situation we are in now, I think there is a great opportunity that he plays it (World Cup)Goorijan says. “There have always been circumstances unfortunatebut I think this time it will be available”, explained the technician.

whatever it was number 1 of the 2016 Draft lCam without wearing the Australia shirt since 2013when he played the championship of Oceania. Previously, he played the U17 World Cup in 2012. More than 10 years later, he hopes to lead his country to glory.

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The Nets player needs to play, have minutes again and rhythm on the track. His image is not the same as it was a few seasons ago and a good performance in a showcase as important as the World Cup can lead him to be a permanent in the rotation and, why not, resume his career as one of the stars of the American league.

our door is always open for him, and since I have been a coach (2020), he has always been direct with me”. The context is essential. His last year in Philadelphia was not the best. “It was a situation very complicated in Philadelphia, and he was in the process of changing”.

Aware that this message is often repeated in recent calls, Goorijan wanted to break a spear in favor of the Nets player. “It just didn’t work out, but now he’s in a situation where he’s recovered and is ready to play”, he finished.

Simmons could join the Australian team with several NBA players such as Josh Giddy, Josh Green, Patty Mills, Dyson Daniels, Joe English, Jock Landale either Matisse Thybullein addition to level players all over the world, as is the case of dante exumPartizan player, Aaron Bayneswith nine seasons in the NBA, or Jack Whitefrom the G League.

Australia will once again be one of the medal candidates and will compete in the championship at USAnext to Serbian, Spain either Greeceamong other. Canada erupts with force due to its great generation of young people, led by players like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jamal Murray, Shaedon Sharpe either Ben Mathurinamong others.

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