In a triumphant return after a 38-game absence due to a back injury, Ben Simmons showcased his versatility, contributing 10 points, 11 assists, and eight rebounds as the Brooklyn Nets (19-27) dominated the Utah Jazz (24-24) with a convincing 147-114 victory.

The former number one draft pick played a pivotal role in the Nets’ highest point total at home in a regulation game.

During the postgame press conference, Simmons took a moment to commend the exceptional team chemistry within the Nets.

“This is probably one of the best teams in terms of friendships that I’ve been a part of,” Simmons expressed, per Erik Slater. He highlighted the absence of egos within the team, emphasizing the positive atmosphere that prevails among the players.

Simmons expressed his satisfaction with the team dynamics, stating, “For me to be able to be in an environment like this is amazing… So I’m happy.”