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Ben Simmons says he wants to play for Australia in the Olympic Games

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Ben Simmons opened up about his participation in the 2021 Olympic Games with the national team of Australia.

Simmons said he wants to play in the Olympics, despite the tight NBA schedule.

“Ultimately I want to play in the Olympics. I want to experience that, I want to win a medal. Hopefully that all works out with time and everything and if I’m healthy.

I feel good. I’m ready to go. My rehab, from when I got injured to now, I’ve been very consistent with it and making sure I get back healthy which I am now,” Simmons said, via Roy Ward of the Sydney Morning Herald.

With the NBA playoffs starting on May 22, it is questionable if Simmons will be able to play in the Tokyo Olympics, which will tip off on July 23.

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