LC
Two years ago

Can Ben Simmons make the NBA All Star Game?

Ben Simmons is going to become Australia's first NBA All-Star.

After just nine games and 317 minutes of playing time, making such a bold proclamation already feels appropriate.

Can Ben Simmons actually make the NBA All-Star game?

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Yinka Dare  
Two years ago

If Only the nba still had east and west conferences.

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Big Sexy  
Two years ago

It is still the 12 players from east and 12 from the west so maybe

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Reality  
Two years ago

Based on numbers he'd be close to being in the best 12 players out east.

LBJ
Kyrie
Porzingis
DeRozen
Lowry
Walker
Horford - Maybe
Embid
Wall
Beal
Giannis
Oladipo (if he keeps it going)
Love (Only if LBJ wants him not for his play!)

Really struggle to find 8-10 better players than Simmons on form as a few are only ahead of him due to reputation and it being a popularity contest.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

He will make it. Too much hype too much talent, just has to be consistent for another 30 odd games.

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PlaymakerMo  
Two years ago

G - Kyrie
G - DeRozen
F - LBJ
F - Giannis
F - Porzingis

G - Wall
G - Walker
F -
F -
F - Embiid

WC - Beal
WC -

Remaining candidates:

G - Oladipo
G - Fournier
G - Lowry (based on reputation)
G/F - Simmons
F - Horford
F - Aaron Gordon (though I doubt he will keep up this level of play)
F - Love (based on reputation)

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Simmons should also be a starter now for the boomers. He is now the best Aussie basketballer. But the clueless Lemonass might play him only 5 mins off the bench in the next boomers game. LMAO

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

why would he do that? he is not joey wright

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orbit  
Two years ago

He's a lock!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Simmons was not even pick for the boomers last time.That is how lame Lemonass is.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The boomers should be now Simmons' team. Lemonass should let Simmons do whatever he wants on the court and be the team"s point guard. just look at the 76ers, Simmons simply makes everyone on the team better. If Lemonass is smart enough he should follow suit and let the team build around Simmons.

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Aussie  
Two years ago

"Simmons was not even pick for the boomers last time.That is how lame Lemonass is."

What a stupid comment. Very uninformed. Simmons was preparing for his first NBA season in 2016 (The Olympic year) until he got injured. He wasn't available.

Get your facts straight.

He will be a star for the Boomers for years to come.

Also, if you don't think Lemanis did a good coaching job in Rio, then you clearly have no clue about basketball

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Aussie  
Two years ago

"Simmons should also be a starter now for the boomers. He is now the best Aussie basketballer. But the clueless Lemonass might play him only 5 mins off the bench in the next boomers game. LMAO"

What utter crap. Simmons will be a huge part of the team

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Hogwash  
Two years ago

The only question for Simmons in regards to Boomers is what position will he start at?
If he doesn't make All Star team this time he is a LOCK for next year

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Aussie, Simmons was overlooked by Lemonass 3 years ago, he was not injured. Get your fact fight. He was not picked for the world cup squad.

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/basketball/australian-young-gun-ben-simmons-misses-out-on-boomers-squad-for-the-fiba-world-cup-20140727-zwzpj.html

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Fool  
Two years ago

Gotta love melty anon's

They make us all look more intelligent by comparison.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Very considerate of that one ignoramus to keep writing "Lemonass" so we quickly know which posts not to bother reading. Convenient.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Simmons would be a huge part of any national team, but that night not be the case with Lemonass. Knowing Lemonass so well, he would start Delly and Mills as guards ahead of simmons and have Simmons coming off the bench. That is how lame and pathetic the Aussie system is.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

2019/2020 starting 5

6'10 Simmons-PG
6'0 Mills-SG
6'8 Ingles-SF
6'11 Bolden-PF
7'1 Maker-C

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

would lemanis use Simmons as a starter and play him 35 minutes a game for the next major tournament? I highly doubt that. The Aussie coach has been clueless and very conservative for the last 5, 6 years.

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Hogwash  
Two years ago

3 years ago Anon he was 18 and not ready.
Players are picked on ability not potential.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Simmons might make the nba all-star team this year, but he would probably not make Lemanis' next starting lineup if he was picked. hahaha.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Hogwash, 3 years ago Simmons was a better than the useless motum and bairstow.
Goran Dragic was a mainstay of the Slovenia team at 18 years of age and Simmons is 10 times better than Dragic. Just admit the Aussie system is pathetic and conservative.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago


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Anonymous  
Two years ago

If they are not Aussies, Maker, Simmons and Exum would have been the starters and mainstays for any national team 2 years ago, but not so with Australia. The Aussie system is way too conservative with their team selections and don't know how to make good use of the talents available.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

If Lemanis is Philly 76ers's coach, Simmons would be coming off the bench and plays 10 minutes a game because he would think Simmons is too young and not ready. That is how conservative he is.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Very considerate of that one ignoramus to keep writing "Lemonass" so we quickly know which posts not to bother reading. Convenient.

Exactly, and what a lame name to call him.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Simmons is a " LeBron " level talent and he should have picked and play major minutes for Australia when he was 18 years old, just like what Dragic is doing now for Slovenia. Those who said he was too young and not ready at 18 year old have no bloody clues.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The better question is:
Can Ben Simmons make Lemanis's starting lineup ?

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KET  
Two years ago

Hasn't yet

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Next you will be saying Humphries should be our starting center.

Let it go.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Wow, how many of those are the same IP? What a case.

I agree with 655691. Start Simmons and Mills so that Patty can hunt his own shot which he's perfectly comfortable doing, and Delly can provide play-making off the bench. That would be the best starting unit the Boomers have ever put on the floor by a pretty significant margin.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Boomers aside, how does all-star game voting work with positions? I know there are 4 guard and 6 forward spots and 2 wildcards, but who decides what position a player is competing for? And is there any chance that a player like Simmons is effectively penalised because his votes are split between those who've nominated him as a guard and those who've done so as a forward?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Wow, how many of those are the same IP? What a case."

At least a dozen I reckon!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Until recently Simmons was not even considered ROY material, of course now he is lock for boomers.
Wasn't fan of Lemanis appointment but last results were pretty good, should have medalled but had a bad game to end up. Wonder what these experts posting their opinions coach, hardly international or nbl, premier league, more likely armchair fans that think they're experts.

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Isaac  
Two years ago

"Wow, how many of those are the same IP? What a case."

At least a dozen I reckon!
More than. All the Lemanis-hating comments are the same IP.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The IP address was L.3.M.0.N.4.5.5

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

LOL

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paul  
Two years ago

I think Simmons will play a post feeder role for the Boomers similar to Bogut in Rio, where he can find cutters with his passing or, if his defender hedges a little to help on the cutter, get to the hoop in a flash before the help can react.

He could lead the tournament in assists playing that role with his vision and passing ability.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

^would be a waste of his ability to put the ball on the floor and create matchup issues, though, wouldn't it? If you post him and let him pass a la Bogut, don't other teams just guard him with a big? If you let him actually play off the bounce to create the way the 76ers are doing, who can guard him? Giannis, Lebron, Kawhi, Durant, and that's about it.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The best way to get the best out of simmons is to play him as a point guard, like what the 76ers are doing.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Yeah, from what I've seen so far I think his strengths are best utilised by having the ball in his hands a lot. Put plenty of shooters around him. It's a pity Andersen's time is up because a strong PF who can hit the 3 would be an even better asset than usual with Simmons dishing the ball around.

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anon  
Two years ago

absolutely!

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PlaymakerMo  
Last year

Snubbed!

Starter: Kyrie Irving, G, Boston Celtics
Starter: DeMar DeRozan, G, Toronto Raptors
Starter: LeBron James, F, Cleveland Cavaliers (Captain)
Starter: Giannis Antetokounmpo, F, Milwaukee Bucks
Starter: Joel Embiid, C, Philadelphia 76ers
Reserve: Kyle Lowry, G, Toronto Raptors
Reserve: Bradley Beal, G, Washington Wizards
Reserve: John Wall, G, Washington Wizards
Reserve: Victor Oladipo, G, Indiana Pacers
Reserve: Kevin Love, F, Cleveland Cavaliers
Reserve: Kristaps Porzingis, F, New York Knicks
Reserve: Al Horford, C, Boston Celtics

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Anonymous  
Last year

He definitely wasn't snubbed.

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LC  
Last year

But c'mon...Kyle Lowry!??!

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XY  
Last year

Fair enough. Was always on the fringes of that group and will certainly get his turn. His last two months haven't quite lived up to the hype of the first two (understandably). But barring injury he could still end his career a 7-10 times all-star.

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PlaymakerMo  
Last year

I'd say he was snubbed given that Kevin Love made the side...

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LV  
Last year

Standard fare isn't it? The players from the successful teams make the all star game- Celtics, Cavs, Raptors and Wizards make up 2/3's of the team.

Only absolute guns from average teams made it- like Giannis or Embiid.

A 2nd tier star from a good team- like Horford or Lowry- will usually make it ahead of 2nd tier stars from average teams like Simmons.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"But c'mon...Kyle Lowry!??!"

Their stats are almost identical, but the Raptors sit second in the East. Of course Lowry deserves to be there over Simmons.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Simmons on triple double watch. Just needs 3 more assists.
It's still the first half.

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Anonymous  
Last year

So is Lowry. He just need seven more boards, 8 more assists and ten more points. Also still in the first half.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Final line: 19 pts, 17 reb, 14 ast, 2 blk, 6 t/o in a 14 point win over the Bulls.

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