Isaac
Earlier this year

Ben Simmons vs Brooklyn, Jan 20

Ben Simmons tied a career high with 34 points and added 12 rebounds and 12 assists, carrying the Philadelphia 76ers to a 117-111 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday.

Announced as the Eastern Conference player of the week during the game, Simmons got a good start on winning the next week's award, too. He shot 12 for 14 from the field in his career-best fifth straight game with 20 or more points, finishing with his fourth triple-double of the season.
Added 5 steals and 2 blocks. 10/14 FT too.

He's averaging 20/10/8 in January.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yes he has hit some top form. He is dominating while Embiid is out injured. Begs the question about how he and Embiid impact each others game!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Monster game for Ben Simmons in the win over the Nets:
34 points on 12-of-14 shooting,
12 rebounds,
12 assists,
5 steals,
2 blocks

Per @bball_ref, Simmons is the first player in NBA history with 34/12/12 and five steals in a single game

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Huge effort, I hope he makes the all stars game.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Any threes though?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

His assists would be through the roof if his team mates who are supposed to 3 point shooters could hit some.

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Craig  
Earlier this year

Sixers will probably end up having to move one or the other (Embiid or Simmons). And as much as it hurts me to say it, if I'm the Sixers id be keeping Embiid.

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this year

No threes brother.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"His assists would be through the roof if his team mates who are supposed to 3 point shooters could hit some."

His team's wins would be through the roof if the guy who was supposed to work on his 3 point shot all off season would shoot some.

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KET  
Earlier this year

I think most of us can forsee 76ers playing and Simmons, Brown in the spotlight with potentially one traded other fired.

IMO 76ers wouldn't receive value for Simmons - they really need to make it work. Simmons and Embiid need to be the two 'high volume' ball users with players around them capable of doing the little things: knocking down open threes, defending the perimeter, good solid rebounding/effort - offensive rebounds are a plus.

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KET  
Earlier this year

"His team's wins would be through the roof if the guy who was supposed to work on his 3 point shot all off season would shoot some."

Agreed. It's not about NBA Fascination of everyone must hit threes, it's about adding a weapon that keeps defenders open and forces the defence to spread out.

That not only makes space for Simmons to drive and forces players out of position when he does, it makes space for Embiid in the paint.

Otherwise, at the moment defenders go "oh we will pick our poison and make out of form three point shooters shoot threes, and we will sit in the paint and defend Embiid"

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KET  
Earlier this year

keeps defenders honest*

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He doesn't even need to hit them at a high rate. The fact he isn't shooting gives the defenders a free pass.

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KET  
Earlier this year

100%

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

With all the evidence pointing to takes being a greater gravitational influence than makes, his refusal to launch is a huge issue.

I think 76ers 'value' for Simmons is relative. If he's not going to help you make the finals because his fit with Embiid is poor, and you can trade him for lesser players who fit better, that might not be dollar value but it makes your team better. That's the sort of move they'll be constantly looking for.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Philly is 5 and 2 since Embiid has been out. Would they have be 5 and 2 if Embiid was playing and Simmons was out over the same period?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If they played the same weak opposition, probably.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I see Olgun is back to saying Simmons doesn't need a jumpshot now. He flip flops more than Simmons did in the WC lead up.

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KET  
Earlier this year

I guess what Simmons has, is that X factor, being the type of star talent he is and his abilities.

They may well benefit from trading for lesser player that 'fits' better, but it probably wouldn't help them break that ceiling in the playoffs where stars and X factors can make the difference.

That's not to say Simmons has displayed that or will, but he is more likely to have that in him than whomever 76ers receive for him.

Tbh I don't think Embiid as a centre piece is enough to produce a championship team, it has to be that Boston style 3 stars.

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hoopie  
Earlier this year

Agree, and Embiid will be more injury-prone. I'd keep Simmons.

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this year

Could've capped off game of his career with a three pointer.

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Perthworld's little bro  
Earlier this year

he just aint shooting thr33s to keeps it fair otherwise he the goat

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this year

Yeah becoming the Aussie goat for sure.

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