A ton of the top stars in the NBA were able to make their return to NBA action in the preseason on Monday. It was great to see a bunch of these guys healthy and these three below all played fairly well.
Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard played in his first NBA game since he got injured on June 14th, 2021. His last game was against the Jazz in the playoffs before the Clippers advanced and then lost the Suns. Leonard had 11 points 4 rebounds and 2 steals in 16 minutes on Monday.
Ben Simmons Brooklyn Nets
Ben Simmons played in his first game since that infamous series in the 2021 playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks where Simmons constantly passed up open shots. Now on the Nets, Simmons played against his former team on Monday in his first game action in nearly a year and a half. He had 6 points 5 assists and 4 rebounds in his return.
Jamal Murray Denver Nuggets
A serious injury has prevented Jamal Murray from playing in a game for nearly two years. He was injured before the playoffs in 2021 but played on Monday in the preseason against the Oklahoma City Thunder. In just 14 minutes Murray shot 4-7 from the field and scored 10 points.
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