Although he was injured in his first Summer League game for the Sixers, Ben Simmons impressed. He drew premature comparisons to Magic Johnson and LeBron James in that outing. It’s easy to see why every team was high on him as he definitely has promise and versatility.
In fact, he’s so versatile that he can handle to rock effectively. So much so that Sixers head coach Brett Brown may play Simmons at the point. Seriously.
“There are times I think that he can be a point guard,” Brown said. ” Not Draymond Green. Not LeBron. Not Lamar Odom. That’s a point forward. I walk both lines at different moments. To start him off, we’ll play him as a point forward.”
Brown went on, saying the potential role Simmons would have as point guard would be along the lines of Detroit Pistons great Isiah Thomas and Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul.
“Everyone gets all twisted on what their version of a point guard is,” Brown said. “When I say point guard I mean point guard. You’ve got the ball. You could call him Isiah Thomas, the old Isiah Thomas of my generation. Chris Paul. I mean point guard point guard.”
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