It will be a promotion of choice for Australia. Ben Simmons has it “strong chance” Coach Brian Georgian said that participation in the Australian national team in the upcoming World Cup finals (August 25 to September 10 in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines).
The point guard, a three-time NBA star, has recovered from a back injury that deprived him of the end of the entire season, since he had not played since February 15 and was therefore not on the court. From Philadelphia, in the first round of the playoffs. In total, Simmons, who had also injured a knee the previous season, played only 42 games, with the lowest averages of his career: 6.9 points, 6.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists in 26.3 minutes.
Our door is always open for him.
The Melbourne native (26), the first choice of the 2016 draft, has declined selection in recent years, especially around the time of the Tokyo Games where the “Boomers” won the bronze medal. But he was going to express his desire to return to the coach.
” It does not work (from the past), But he is now in a position where his health is good to play again, Goorjian explained to Australian SEN Radio. Our door is always open to him, and my relationship with him has always been open since I took office. »
Australia is in Group E at the World Cup alongside Germany, Finland and Japan. France is in Group H and will not be able to face Australia before the final table.