Two years ago
NBA rookies of year
Apart from the Australian bias with Ben, this would be highest debate for years. Both having great years, co rookies would be good result.
Recent trolling by Mitchell may be him trying too hard unless it's in fun. Argument that Simmons was in pro program with basketball full time and learning in and outs. Mitchell on other hand was actually playing in a pro style program in college, a place just as scrutinised as a pro team really. And with facilities rivalling pro times these days, Simmons may have had an advantage in learning the ropes, but at least Mitchell was playing.
Lots of very different ways they are different, Ben better rounded, Mitchell a better scorer, either way they help their team with what they do.
Maybe let them play one on one to sort out award.