Ben simmons prepares to return in the game

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Ben Simmons joined his colleagues for running through scripted plays with teammates Tuesday

 and again during Wednesday's morning shootaround after full-contact four-on-four workouts

on Monday, before staying behind for further contact work after the others were done.

The contact is crucial, but so are the walk-throughs with his teammates, where he...

learns the plays and where the guys will be on the court. Simmons is gearing up for...

his first game action since the playoffs last season.

He was a member of the Philadelphia 76ers at the time, and he has not appeared

in a game for the Nets since a trade deadline deal brought him to Brooklyn in February.

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