SYDNEY– NBA All-Star forward Ben Simmons says he wants to play for Australia at the Paris Olympics next year, ending a decade-long absence from the Boomers team.
The 27-year-old has been plagued by injuries in recent years but said he was confident he would be back on court for the Brooklyn Nets in the next NBA season and fit for the Olympics.
“Olympics? Yeah, 100%,” he said in an interview with the Andscape website.
“To me, I’m going to play when I’m ready. There hasn’t really been a time where I’ve been prepared and ready physically.
“But next year, my goal is to be on the Olympic team.”
Melbourne-born Simmons said he had not yet informed Basketball Australia of his…
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