It's been a while since Ben Simmons has suited up for the Australian National Team, but that could change as soon as this summer. Australia's head coach Brian Goorjian said he thinks Simmons may play for the national side at the 2023 FIBA World Cup.
“I think Ben’s mindset is getting healthy, getting in shape, and getting ready to play. And I think he has been along that line for a while and I felt it last time. As we sit now, there is a really strong chance that he plays," Goorjian said.
Goorjian said that Simmons missing the Tokyo Olympics was disappointing, but that Brooklyn Nets forward is close to playing for Australia again.
“There were unfortunate circumstances he missed the Tokyo Olympics, but I feel like he is going to make himself available," Goorjian said about Simmons.