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Ben Simmons has appeared in only 57 games since joining the Brooklyn Nets. With an expiring contract worth $40.3 million next season, speculation abounds regarding the Nets’ plans for Simmons this offseason.

Despite the uncertainty, a buyout doesn’t seem to be on the table. The Nets have shown no inclination to pursue a salary reduction for Simmons, indicating their intention for him to remain on the roster next season.

Furthermore, Brooklyn is optimistic about Simmons’ future with the team. Following successful back surgery, they anticipate his full recovery in time for summer workouts and pickup games.