Brooklyn Nets supporters may breathe a sigh of relief that Ben Simmons has had back surgery and is anticipated to be ready for training camp before the start of the 2022-23 season, which is terrific news for the group.

However, will the franchise and other fans get a chance to see Ben Simmons in action? This is in doubt, according to a recent report.

In a trade involving many players, the 76ers acquired the 25-year-old point guard from the Nets in exchange for James Harden. Interestingly, Simmons was being pursued by the Hawks at the time of the transaction.

Atlanta Hawks to acquire Ben Simmons?

In the summer, it’s possible that Brooklyn may try to trade the Australian player, and the Atlanta Hawks have a greater chance of acquiring him because of his diminished market worth.

“I’d also keep an eye on Simmons, too. Several people inside the Hawks’ organization wanted Simmons at the trade deadline. The price might not be as high to land him now, especially if Brooklyn decides to move on before he plays one game for the Nets.”

Chris Kirschner of The Athletic