Nets' Curry supports Simmons: 'He doesn't need to apologize to anybody'

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For new Brooklyn Nets guard Seth Curry, Ben Simmons doesn't need to atone for his decision to hold out for a trade from the Philadelphia 76ers.

"Business is business," Curry told ESPN's Nick Friedell on Thursday. "I said from day (one), even when he was out early in the season, people were asking me if I feel like, if Ben comes back, should he apologize to us or whatever? I understand the business; he doesn't need to apologize to anybody."

Simmons, Curry, and center Andre Drummond were traded to Brooklyn in the blockbuster deadline deal that saw James Harden dealt to the 76ers earlier this month.

In Curry's eyes, players and teams alike should do what's in their best interest.

"I don't take anything personal," said Curry. "When we're on the court, we're teammates. Everything's fine. And we depend on each other to do good things.

"There's been nothing negative he's done to me personally, so I'm fine."

Curry also contradicted remarks from former teammate Danny Green, who recently said on his podcast, "Inside the Green Room," that Curry and Drummond weren't on "the most cordial terms" with Simmons prior to the Feb. 10 trade, per Liberty Ballers' David Early. By Curry's account, his relationship with Simmons is "fine."

"He just wasn't around so we didn't see him a lot or we didn't talk a lot," he continued. "But as far as now, he's on my (team). I went to battle with him last year, we did a lot of good stuff and I'm going to go to war with who I'm going to go to war with and who's on my team, so I'm looking forward to getting back out there with him and doing good stuff."

Nets' Curry supports Simmons: 'He doesn't need to apologize to anybody'
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