The Brooklyn Nets may be a team in need of several rotational improvements, but the one spot seems to be the area they're the most lacking in when it comes to stability.
As the old saying goes, if a team has multiple point guards they don't have any and, right now, head coach Jacque Vaughn is heavily relying on the likes of Spencer Dinwiddie, Dennis Smith Jr., and Cam Thomas to run the offense.
Fortunately for them, stability may soon be making its way back to their backcourt, as veteran Ben Simmons recently provided a strong four-word message that has subsequently sparked speculation of a possible return.
The message: "I'll be back soon."
Nets guard Ben Simmons sparks return speculation in recent interview
"I'm getting there. I'm just progressing everyday. I'll be back soon."- Ben Simmons
These comments have also been accompanied by numerous video clips of Simmons taking part in on-court drills, with one clip showing him running a give-and-go play with teammate Trendon Watford for a clean lay-in at the rim.
Another video compiles several clips from his Paris workout, which includes recordings of him taking jumpers and floaters.
Sidelined since early November with a nagging back ailment, these viral workout videos should be seen as rather encouraging for Nets fans, as he appears to be moving quite freely and with minimal hesitation.
Despite not being that coveted number-one option that many believe Brooklyn desperately needs, Simmons' return to the hardwood could prove to be a tremendous luxury for the team moving forward, as he'd instantly provide facilitation skills and inside-out defensive tenacity that is sorely needed within the rotation.
Though perhaps no longer the perennial All-Star he once was, the 27-year-old is still a quality on-court contributor who has averaged 6.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 1.2 steals per game on 56.1 percent shooting from the floor throughout his tenure with the franchise.
While there may not currently be a concrete timeline for his return to action, once he does make his way back it should go without question that he'll be looked upon as the club's focal point floor general from then on out.