Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons is playing like a savvy veteran in his first year in the NBA. The No. 1 overall pick in last year’s NBA Draft is a matchup problem for opposing teams, thanks to his blend of size, mobility, and elite court vision, which have all garnered him comparison to Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James. Simmons is also wise and patient enough to pick the right location of where he takes his shots. As a 6-foot-10 point guard, Simmons is able to post up or bully his way on drives against much smaller defenders. Take for example this rack attack by Simmons against the Golden State Warriors last Saturday in which the 21-year-old guard steamrolled past Andre Iguodala with ease.
Ben Simmons shooting 33 percent from outside the paint this season
Clutch Points | Nov 22