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Old 01-11-2017, 12:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ben Simmons almost ready to go!! How's he gonna be??

According to the Yahoo News, Ben Simmons is practicing already.

Ben Simmons (foot) played point guard during some 5-on-0 drills at Tuesday's practice.
Advice: Joel Embiid said that it was "exciting" to play alongside Simmons, and he's hopeful the 76ers' No. 1 overall draft pick will be getting back to the court "soon.
" This is a small step in the right direction, but he's still not taking contact, so it doesn't seem like he's all that close to making his debut.
The 76ers will likely impose a strict minutes limit upon Simmons once he is cleared to return to the court, and with an uncertain return date, he's not a great stash in standard leagues.

How does everyone think he's gonna play?
His Prizm and hoops RC cards are selling with unbelievable price already, with him really on court, is it gonna bring the price down to earth or even drive higher?

I'm personally very excited to see how he plays, he is like an upgraded Lamar Odom, I hope he does well.
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Think he struggles a little bit as most rookies have settled, but when he struggles he still gets 15 and 5
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wiggins 2.0
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Have you ever seen wiggins pass a basketball? You know Simmons is a good passer right?
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I think Simmons will have some incredible passes.... ... ... and that's about it.
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5-on-0 LOL hope they did well
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Have you ever seen wiggins pass a basketball? You know Simmons is a good passer right?
Just saying that Simmons could be just another good player that happened to be drafted #1. Or he could be Anthony Bennett...............or Dante Exum without a jump shot.
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5-on-0 LOL hope they did well
Well, you'd have to guess his team won right?!

Nothing like a confidence boost for the young rook!
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
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i think Simmons is an upgrade version of Larry Odom with better ball handling and court vision. or an downgrade version of Lebron James.
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Just saying that Simmons could be just another good player that happened to be drafted #1. Or he could be Anthony Bennett...............or Dante Exum without a jump shot.
Oh lol I thought you were comparing him to Wiggins and yeah not the same player. On a side note I think Simmons will be okay not great. If you cant shoot what can you do? I think Ingram would have been better with embiid.
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Same here, agree on the upgraded Odom , but really not confidence on a downgraded Lebron, which maybe like a Eric Bledsoe or Kyle Lowry....., to be like that , at least you need to have is a strong and physic body, and do not get injured easily.

Scoring seems not to be his advantage, which is something very basic when comparing him with most of the star players.

It appears most of us don't really look good on him, which kinda surprise me, but according to the history, most all-around players doesn't really become great...sigh....hopefully he is different so people can get another target to invest on like Giannis now...haha



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According to the Yahoo News, Ben Simmons is practicing already.

Ben Simmons (foot) played point guard during some 5-on-0 drills at Tuesday's practice.
Advice: Joel Embiid said that it was "exciting" to play alongside Simmons, and he's hopeful the 76ers' No. 1 overall draft pick will be getting back to the court "soon.
" This is a small step in the right direction, but he's still not taking contact, so it doesn't seem like he's all that close to making his debut.
The 76ers will likely impose a strict minutes limit upon Simmons once he is cleared to return to the court, and with an uncertain return date, he's not a great stash in standard leagues.

How does everyone think he's gonna play?
His Prizm and hoops RC cards are selling with unbelievable price already, with him really on court, is it gonna bring the price down to earth or even drive higher?

I'm personally very excited to see how he plays, he is like an upgraded Lamar Odom, I hope he does well.
How are Embiid's prices now that nobody is talking about him compared to a 4-6 weeks ago?

I never kept track but I'd venture to say they've cooled a bit as people shifted towards goatbrook and giannis.

I could see a slight surge in his already ridiculous prices the week after he makes his first start depending on how he performs. Or it could be the complete opposite if he falls flat on his face out the gate.


Can't for the life of me shake the Michael Beasley comparison, but we shall see...I've been wrong before.
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:24 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Looks to be an elite passer and rebounder. Reminds me of a stronger version of Giannis two years ago.

It's funny because there were plenty of naysayers about Giannis and Embiid literally 3 months ago. They're quiet.

Simmons has plenty to prove. Greatness? Who the hell knows, but currently there aren't any scary rookies to overtake.

I hope he does great.
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:48 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I mean he come from a Long injury.. How should he perform that well?
He will Play not as good as he can be ...
everybody who had a injury in Sport knows that you have to take time...

its all about the expections on him....
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:54 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I don't expect him to explode out of the gate but I do expect him to improve his game as the years go on, much like Giannis has. How far he improves is up to him and his health.
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I think he makes an immediate impact... but probably not one that the casual fan sees (maybe not statistically)... but instantly makes that team much better
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him and embiid together are going to be special.
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:58 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I hope he's really good. Would be awesome for the hobby. Also would be cool to see a non Lebron eastern conference powerhouse at some point.
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Sooooo he's ready to go as in he's gonna play soon? I still think he's not coming back until after the all star break.
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He and Embiid are going to be a force to be reckoned with for years to come.
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*Sees thread title say "Simmons almost ready to go"


*reads article, sees "it doesn't seem like he's all that close to making his debut"

*closes thread
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*Sees thread title say "Simmons almost ready to go"


*reads article, sees "it doesn't seem like he's all that close to making his debut"

*closes thread
Lol. Was about to do the same. Then looked at your post and laughed.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:21 AM   #23 (permalink)
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His Prizm/Panini stuff is selling like crazy because there won't be any autographs of him, only in Upper Deck.
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Have you ever seen wiggins pass a basketball? You know Simmons is a good passer right?
For those who haven't seen Simmons play. I may be the biggest hater of tanking in the world because half of my friends are annoying trust the process guys.

I really wanted this kid who had his issues with attendance and attitude to suck. Unfortunately, barring injuries that will NOT be the case.

This guy is a freak. He is the best passer I have seen since Lebron. He has Magic/Bird type ability in that way. His offensive game is fine, not raw but far from polished. But his passing and on court leadership skills will transform that team rather quickly. Just the sheer amount of easy shot Simmons will get Embiid should worry the league.

Unfortunately for the Sixers it's less trust the process but more, trust the doctors. But he is probably the furthest NBA talent from Wiggins. Just completely different games.

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*reads article, sees "it doesn't seem like he's all that close to making his debut"
I honestly wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't play a game this year. Not saying he won't but - There were rumblings early after his injury that his agents didn't want him to burn his rookie eligibility so that he would still qualify for rookie of the year next season.
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