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Anonymous
Two months ago

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Ben simmons - 7 foot point guard

In a tantalising development for Philadelphia 76ers fans, Simmons - out for his entire rookie season after surgery on a fractured foot - has supposedly grown since being drafted at a hefty 6'10’’ (208cm).

The claim came via former Sixers player World B. Free and WIP-FM beat reporter Jon Johnson. Free mentioned it during the 76ers broadcast of a game against Cleveland last week.

"It seems like Ben Simmons grew about another two inches since he’s been here," Free said.


http://www.foxsports.com.au/basketball/nba/ben-simmons-reportedly-grows-may-reach-seven-foot-as-76ers-prepare-him-for-point-guard-role/news-story/471b3a38bc6850f45258096710026946

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Anonymous
Two months ago
03:44 9 Apr 17

Reply #633100

re: Ben simmons - 7 foot point guard

http://deadspin.com/ben-simmons-says-hes-nearly-seven-feet-tall-now-1794124410


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Anonymous
Two months ago
10:13 9 Apr 17

Reply #633103

re: Ben simmons - 7 foot point guard

He'll be back to 6-10 after his next trip back to Australia. Basketball players always shrink on that flight.


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LC
Two months ago
10:27 9 Apr 17

Reply #633105

re: Ben simmons - 7 foot point guard

beat up...


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Aussie
Two months ago
11:52 9 Apr 17

Reply #633110

re: Ben simmons - 7 foot point guard

Yep even Brett Brown is saying that it isn't true


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Anonymous
Two months ago
16:49 9 Apr 17

Reply #633127

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Ben Simmons has reportedly grown two inches; 76ers' Brown says 'No, he did not'


In the grand tradition of Philadelphia 76ers big men, 2016 No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick Ben Simmons missed the entirety of what would have been his rookie season with a broken right foot.
Simmons was expected to be a franchise-level player coming out of LSU, so the entire NBA community is eagerly anticipating his debut, which will (hopefully) come next season. But when Simmons takes the court for the first time, he'll reportedly be even taller than he was when he was drafted.
Former 76er World B. Free told CSN Philly’s Jon Johnson that he thinks Simmons, officially listed at 6-foot-10, has grown since Draft Day:
"It seems like Ben Simmons grew about another two inches since he’s been here. I told him that the other day, I said, 'Ben, you look like you’ve grown another two inches since you’ve been here.’ His arms are long, he’s lean, he’s in shape. When I watched him in practice -- just in practice -- he’s like a baby Magic Johnson. He’s practiced with LeBron -- he worked out with LeBron -- so LeBron’s probably going to beat him up and make him strong."
Jon Johnson later (presumably after breaking out a tape measure) confirmed Simmons’ height at ‘just under’ 7 feet.


Sixers coach Brett Brown, however, vehemently denies the rumors, saying that Simmons has not grown two inches.


So there are conflicting reports, but this could be some gamesmanship on the part of Brown. After all, if Simmons is actually 7-feet tall, it might be worth hiding that fact from other teams until they see it for themselves.
Simmons wouldn’t be the first player to add inches after coming into the league -- Kevin Durant, Kevin Garnett and probably some other players not named Kevin come to mind -- but it’s Simmons’ skill set which makes his new height so intriguing.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
16:54 9 Apr 17

Reply #633129

re: Ben simmons - 7 foot point guard

Just under 7'0,
maybe 6'11 but he was standing next to okafor recently and he was a tad shorter.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
17:17 9 Apr 17

Reply #633130

re: Ben simmons - 7 foot point guard

so Ben simmons will be the first ever 7 foot point guard in the nba ?

Even Giannis is only 6'11


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Anonymous
Two months ago
17:21 9 Apr 17

Reply #633131

re: Ben simmons - 7 foot point guard

I doubt he will play point.

Sf or pf.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
17:33 9 Apr 17

Reply #633132

re: Ben simmons - 7 foot point guard

If simmons does not play as
a point guard, his ball handling, passing, court vision skills would be wasted. 76ers have plenty
of Sf and pf anyway.
Brown said simmons will play
as a point guard.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
17:48 9 Apr 17

Reply #633133

re: Ben simmons - 7 foot point guard

hes best around the basket. Dishing out from the inside, rebounding, running the break etc.

Pg draft pick/trade + roster Rodriguez/McConnell/Bayliss
Sg draft pick/trade + roster luwawu/Henderson/stauskas
Sf Saric/Covington/etc
Pf Simmons/Holmes/etc
C Embiid/Okafor/etc


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Anonymous
Two months ago
20:52 9 Apr 17

Reply #633142

re: Ben simmons - 7 foot point guard

Emphasis on supposedly.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
13:45 10 Apr 17

Reply #633172

re: Ben simmons - 7 foot point guard

and all it will take is for a small fast true PG to snap that ball right out from under him LOL , hes too big at that height(if its actually fact) to be an effective ball handler against smaller guards, they will literally have the ball at eye level, a height advantage also has disadvantages in some positions


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Beantown
Two months ago
14:08 10 Apr 17

Reply #633174

re: Ben simmons - 7 foot point guard

I don't think Brown will actually have him matching up on 6'0 point guards! When he says he will play some point guard, he means his role offensively will be as a primary creator in the same way Lebron and Durant are for their teams. Most of the time Brown will have a traditional guard defending the opposing PG. Defensively Simmons will mostly be matched up on PF or SF.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
14:20 10 Apr 17

Reply #633176

re: Ben simmons - 7 foot point guard

That 2016 draft class turned out to be horrible.
Maybe only 4-5 quality players and Simmons.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
16:09 10 Apr 17

Reply #633203

re: Ben simmons - 7 foot point guard

A 7'0 point guard.
That will be insane.

I see Ben averaging triple
doubles for the next nba regular season.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
17:23 10 Apr 17

Reply #633208

re: Ben simmons - 7 foot point guard

Not a chance


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Anonymous
Two months ago
20:14 10 Apr 17

Reply #633220

re: Ben simmons - 7 foot point guard

haha Oscar Robertson and Westbrook only ones to do it now BS to do it in his first full season... umm no lol


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