Ben Simmons expected to be ready for the start of training camp with the Brooklyn Nets later this month, joining new teammates Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

"It's going to be sick. I can't wait," Simmons said on the JJ Redick podcast. "I'm so excited. Got a new number, new jersey. I'm just looking forward to it. I think we have a special team. I think if we get it all together, we're going to be the champions. That's the end goal."

The Nets acquired Simmons last February in a trade of James Harden.

Simmons has yet to debut with the Nets and underwent offseason back surgery. 

"I think this team right now is just a great fit for what I do and what I bring to the game," Simmons said. "I feel like it's Philly on steroids."