On a possession-by-possession basis, Simmons is capable of doing something that literally makes you say "wow' while watching the game".
NBA legend Isiah Thomas thinks Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons should not take a day off to rest during NBA Summer League play.
Bayless said he doesn't have a preference between the two guard positions and will play wherever coach Brown determines is best for the Sixers. "This is our direction, it has nothing to do with him", Brown, who said it was his duty to look after the health of his young players, told ESPN. Simmons has a long year ahead, so surely ensuring he's not overburdened at this point of the summer was a reasonable move? "Earn your money, get out on the floor, perform and play", Thomas said.
The NBA's transition into positionless basketball is in full swing, and Ben Simmons is a walking embodiment of the latest trend. But now that the Sixers are in the consolation round, Philadelphia may very well want to continue to be cautious with their No. 1 overall pick. "We are banged up". "We have just scheduled rest yesterday and today (for Simmons)", Pierce added. Over four National Basketball Association seasons, Rodriguez appeared in 285 games (22 starts) for New York, Sacramento and Portland., averaging 4.3 points, 2.9 assists and 1.3 rebounds in 13 minutes per game. Warriors summer coach Jarron Collins made a move to put the ball in Patrick McCaw's hands to start the game this time around and he played a much more efficient game overall. He has been described as a "mini- LeBron James" and his passing skills have received rave reviews. However, Simmons has been criticised for not shooting enough.
Simmons and reserve center Christian Wood sat out the NBA Summer League playoff game Wednesday against the NBA Development League select team at Thomas & Mack Center.