Anonymous
Two weeks ago

#42683

Ben Simmons snubbed again

Kemba to the All Star Game. Once again Big Ben is snubbed.

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Isaac
Two weeks ago
10:04 9 Feb 18

Reply #671624

re: Ben Simmons snubbed again

Walker: 22.6/3.4/5.8.
Simmons: 16.6/7.8/7.2

Simmons is a rookie and will have many opportunities ahead of him.


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SIXERS VOICE
Two weeks ago
10:21 9 Feb 18

Reply #671627

re: Ben Simmons snubbed again

Isaac,

Have to agree - many more opportunities, Too many people are being precious believing that Ben must be in the game no matter what.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
10:31 9 Feb 18

Reply #671631

re: Ben Simmons snubbed again

Kemba should've been in before Dragic.


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Hogwash
Two weeks ago
11:18 9 Feb 18

Reply #671644

re: Ben Simmons snubbed again

Not a snub IMO.
Will play in many all star games could even be a starter next year


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
12:11 9 Feb 18

Reply #671667

re: Ben Simmons snubbed again

Top 5 assists in the league, top 10 steals. 3rd in the league in triple doubles.

Second highest of guards in blocks and rebounds in the league.

Leads all rookies in every stat category except scoring.


Kemba just shoots more.


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Fryz
Two weeks ago
13:31 9 Feb 18

Reply #671690

re: Ben Simmons snubbed again

I've said it before, the basketball gods are just gunna keep taking players out until Simmons gets a spot. Divine intervention.


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WookieE
Two weeks ago
13:32 9 Feb 18

Reply #671691

re: Ben Simmons snubbed again

Agreed... For every number to justify Walker, there's probably 3 or 4 to justify Ben being selected...


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Curtley
Two weeks ago
14:13 9 Feb 18

Reply #671707

re: Ben Simmons snubbed again

Can we all agree its part of the rookie/sophomore World v USA game getting more traction and not due to his stats.

There's clearly not much more he could do, thats indicated by The Process getting a game when he's not played as much and is on the same team w the same record.


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Dave
Two weeks ago
14:27 9 Feb 18

Reply #671711

re: Ben Simmons snubbed again

It's based on the coach votes. Historically, coaches don't vote for rookies.


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PlaymakerMo
Two weeks ago
15:03 9 Feb 18

Reply #671719

re: Ben Simmons snubbed again

What does Simmons' "many more opportunities" have to do with how deserving he is this season?

Walker or Simmons should have been picked over Dragic in the first place.


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PlaymakerMo
Two weeks ago
15:04 9 Feb 18

Reply #671720

re: Ben Simmons snubbed again

Dave, I'm pretty sure that the commissioner picks the injury replacements. Only the initial reserves are selected by a vote from coaches.


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snooch
Two weeks ago
15:09 9 Feb 18

Reply #671721

re: Ben Simmons snubbed again

The commissioner has been naming replacements based on the coaches votes.


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snooch
Two weeks ago
15:11 9 Feb 18

Reply #671722

re: Ben Simmons snubbed again

I don't subscribe to the "will have opportunities" line. No one can see into the future - if he's deserving this year he should be there, and he's deserving of it this year.

The "he has to earn it" line is just as flimsy.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
18:16 9 Feb 18

Reply #671740

re: Ben Simmons snubbed again

I'm not buying the coaches influence either. The selection process is:

50% fan vote
25% coach vote
25% media vote

Simmons had a huge fan vote. Third in the east front court and way ahead of some of the starters let alone Walker and dragic who weren’t even on the top ranking ladder.

With such a huge fan vote the coaches and media would have had to be a huge swing the other way.

This is a flat out SNUB!!!


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Dave
Two weeks ago
19:48 9 Feb 18

Reply #671761

re: Ben Simmons snubbed again

Its been pretty public that Silver is picking the replacement based on coaches picks. And its pretty publicly known that coaches dont often pick rookies. They look at playrrs for their resume, so to speak. Not saying he isnt deserving of being named an all star. But it is why he isn't


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WookieE
Two weeks ago
20:18 9 Feb 18

Reply #671776

re: Ben Simmons snubbed again

Playing devil's advocate then, if that truly IS the case, then don't the "SNUBBB!!111!!!" fans have a point? Surely he should be picked on entertainment value alone? Imagine him working with all those other all-stars? Jeez...


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Dave
Two weeks ago
20:35 9 Feb 18

Reply #671783

re: Ben Simmons snubbed again

Oh, no doubt. I think based on this season he should be there for sure. Definitely wasnt trying to say it was right. Just that thats why he isnt there


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