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The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part III

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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part III 

Post#981 » by Kobblehead » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:07 pm

Ben Simmons seems to be developing a new rival, in the eyes of fans.

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An overwhelming amount of people contest that Doncic is better than Simmons.
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part III 

Post#982 » by Bum Adebayo » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:53 am

Well, Doncic is younger, that has to be factored in, because I keep seeing people point out how young Simmons is, yet with Doncic it is like he is already maxed out, which is entirely possible given his early experience and limited athleticism, but unknown at this point. For the record I think both players are closer to their ceilings than many realize.
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part III 

Post#983 » by nurseryc » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:26 am

Bum Adebayo wrote:Well, Doncic is younger, that has to be factored in, because I keep seeing people point out how young Simmons is, yet with Doncic it is like he is already maxed out, which is entirely possible given his early experience and limited athleticism, but unknown at this point. For the record I think both players are closer to their ceilings than many realize.


Simmons early career has been his stellar defence and very limited if non existent outside game. Peak Simmons will be a player who is a lockdown defender who can stroke the J and will be an offensive force. He is currently as far from his ceiling as possible to be.
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part III 

Post#984 » by Sixerscan » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:33 pm

It reminds me of all the "Towns>Davis" threads after Towns' first or 2nd year. Everyone loves the shiny new toy.
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part III 

Post#985 » by Kobblehead » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:23 pm

If Doncic doesn't become a league average or better shooter and doesn't become reliable at the free throw line, he loses the majority of his advantages in the argument against Simmons.
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part III 

Post#986 » by PhillyPhilly » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:32 pm

Kobblehead wrote:If Doncic doesn't become a league average or better shooter and doesn't become reliable at the free throw line, he loses the majority of his advantages in the argument against Simmons.


There is no "argument" against Ben where Luka is concerned. One scores a lot but can't defend. The other scores pretty well and can do everything else from defend, rebound, assist, run the floor etc. If Ben's jumper is improved then the sky is the limit for that kid.
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part III 

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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part III 

Post#988 » by Kobblehead » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:58 pm

Damn, bad look for my guy Devin Booker in complaining about getting a double team lol.
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part III 

Post#989 » by Simmons25 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:09 pm

Glad to see Ben isn't wasting shooting those face up jumpers in the open gym and saving them for the real season.
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part III 

Post#990 » by Eyeamok » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:33 pm

Simmons25 wrote:Glad to see Ben isn't wasting shooting those face up jumpers in the open gym and saving them for the real season.


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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part III 

Post#991 » by Simmons25 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:01 pm

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Simmons25 wrote:Glad to see Ben isn't wasting shooting those face up jumpers in the open gym and saving them for the real season.


I'm working with a lot of autistic kids this summer. Who just don't get irony or sarcasm. I find I'm finding it harder and harder to determine what exactly the green font is trying to get across. :( .


Definitely sarcasm. Ben still hasn't shown in these videos he has worked on a damn thing so far other than when facing a guy he immediately turns his back to them and starts backing them down so he could shooting turnaround fade away jumpers which is not a new thing for him... and do absolutely nothing to stop congesting the key and make his opponents stop laying off him.

I would have expected in these pickup games he would have shot at least one jumper in his opponents face facing the basket... but no.
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part III 

Post#992 » by Negrodamus » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:40 pm

Kobblehead wrote:Damn, bad look for my guy Devin Booker in complaining about getting a double team lol.


That was pretty rough. Could you imagine Kobe, Jordan, or any superstar guard complaining about a double team in practice?
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part III 

Post#993 » by Sixerscan » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:27 am

I'm not gonna be the one to post this Simmons video because I'm like 5% sure it's fake.
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part III 

Post#994 » by Sixersftw » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:45 am

Sixerscan wrote:I'm not gonna be the one to post this Simmons video because I'm like 5% sure it's fake.

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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part III 

Post#995 » by Kobblehead » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:07 am

Not to mention, #7footer.

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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part III 

Post#996 » by notericjr » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:14 am

anyone got any suggestions or tips on how to make the next 2 months go by real quick?

im so damn excited for this upcoming season....
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part III 

Post#997 » by ProcessDoctor » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:42 am

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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part III 

Post#998 » by kio80 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:43 am

Did Ben grow? Is he taller than Tobias? That would make him 6’11? At least?


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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part III 

Post#999 » by notericjr » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:12 am

i thought tobias was 6'9 which would make sense since ben is supposed to be 6'10
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part III 

Post#1000 » by Tomjas » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:20 am

Saw him in an airport recently and he’s friggin’ huge

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