Ben Simmons named NBA Rookie of the Year
Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons has been named the Rookie of the Year.Mitchell arrived at the awards in a black van with "ROOKIE?" in giant letters on the side.
Simmons beat out Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz and Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics for the honor, which was revealed at the NBA Awards show.
Simmons was drafted ahead of the 2016-17 season, but because he missed all of that season due to injury he is considered a rookie this year.
That has been a point of contention with Mitchell, who was drafted ahead of the 2017-18 season.