Ben Simmons hopeful he can play vs. Celtics

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The long wait could be over for Ben Simmons and his potential return to the hardwood. According to ESPN, Simmons is feeling much better and he thinks he could get back on the floor against Boston.

While Simmons won't be ready for Game 1 of the first round series, he could be back as soon as Game 4. This would obviously be massive for Brooklyn.

There's high expectations for the Nets in the playoffs. That's always going to be the case when you have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on the floor. Adding Simmons will be huge for this team moving forward.