Nets' Ben Simmons (back) targeting Games 4-6 for Round 1 return

Brooklyn Nets forward Ben Simmons (back) is targeting a return within Games 4-6 of the first-round series against the Boston Celtics.

What It Means:

Simmons has been ramping up his work at practice after being shut down for most of March due to back trouble. If Simmons is able to return for the first round of the playoffs, he will likely be on a minutes limit and possibly a bench role.

Simmons is averaging 1.21 FanDuel points per minute for his career and he averaged 1.15 minutes across 12 playoff games last year.