Bar Fight wrote:Ben Simmons is a monster defensively
The last game against the Knicks. Watching them feast switching on 6 foot nothing Edwards, Kemba, and Wannamaker... which is a lineup we had out there for awhile.
It did cross my mind how much of an advantage of defense the 76ers have with 6'10" strong as a Center, more athletic than Brown Ben Simmons at PG for defensive rotations.
He's a mismatch on defense for anyone he guards.
Still think 76ers got a lot worse this year, and Embiid and Simmons fundamentally don't fit. And Horford at PF instead of Butler at SG was a terrible move for their roster makeup.
That said... gezzes. If we could trade like Walker for Simmons I'd guarantee he'd be in the MVP conversation and putting up 20 + ppg and 12 + aspg with 10+ rpg on this team as the leader.
Simmons would be the perfect piece to compliment Tatum and Brown and they'd be draining open 3s and layups all game long. Then they'd be the best 1,2,3 defensively in the league.