Anonymous
Earlier this year

Ben Simmons snubbed again

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

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Isaac  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

Kemba should've been in before Dragic.

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

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

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

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

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Curtley  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

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

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PlaymakerMo  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

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

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snooch  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

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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