How will Ben Simmons fare? The Houston Rockets are in a tough position. NBA prospect Ben Simmons drains a 3-pointer while showing off his … Ben Simmons; Ben Simmons says Philadelphia 76ers had accountability issues last season ESPN - Tim Bontemps. Ben Simmons was finishing his first month as an active NBA player when he asked Philadelphia 76ers equipment manager Scott Rego who picked the team’s jerseys – and why the Sixers weren’t wearing black anymore. Kirk Goldsberry ESPN Staff Writer . The team made another move, … Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is likely to miss the rest of the season, sources tell ESPN. Guys weren't held accountable, myself included. Who is the 76ers' best player? Tim Bontemps ESPN. Simmons seemed to also place the blame at least partially on Brown, saying he has seen a change with the arrival of new coach Doc Rivers during the offseason. Facebook; Twitter; Facebook Messenger; … "Bringing in Doc and all these guys in, and Doc's team, with all these coaches around, the maturity has definitely risen with the team," Simmons said. Stephen A.: The time is now for 76ers to trade Simmons for Harden, Simmons jokes that he's moving in with Embiid, Who is the 76ers' best player? Ben Simmons will be reevaluated in two weeks for a nerve impingement in his lower back, but there's little expectation that he'll be ready to return to the lineup that soon, sources told ESPN. ESPN published this video item, entitled "Jalen Rose: The Rockets should trade James Harden for Ben Simmons | Jalen & Jacoby" - below is their description. Those chemistry issues were evident throughout the season from the outside looking in, and Simmons said they prevented Philadelphia -- even disregarding the injuries -- from being good enough to make the kind of run in the bubble that was expected. Zach Lowe ESPN Senior Writer Ben Simmons was wrapping his first month as an active NBA player when he asked Philadelphia 76ers equipment manager Scott … (1:35) Facebook; Twitter; Facebook Messenger; Email; Oct 2, 2020. Simmons will have a loose body removed from his left knee in the coming days, the team announced Saturday. You kind of see it with the Clippers now, with things that are coming out. ESPN's Stephen A. Smith says the Philadelphia 76ers should move Ben Simmons to the Houston Rockets in order to get James Harden. Kevin Arnovitz ESPN Staff Writer . ESPN published this video item, entitled “Doc Rivers calls Ben Simmons & Joel Embiid ‘brilliantly smart,’ explains his plans with the 76ers” – below is their description. The latest salvo on that front came earlier this week when Paul George appeared on the "All the Smoke" podcast and criticized the way Rivers used him last season. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is a big Simmons fan but sees a trade to Harden as a serious boost to Philadelphia’s chances of challenging the heavyweights of the Eastern Conference. Follow full coverage of Ben Simmons during the 2016 NBA Draft on ESPN.com Close. Follow full coverage of Ben Simmons during the 2016 NBA Draft on ESPN.com. The Heat were playing well; they're a tight-knit group. The Philadelphia 76ers and the Houston Rockets will have some connections for a little while into the future after Philadelphia hired former Rockets general manager Daryl Morey. Another thing Rivers has stressed early on is increased communication between Simmons and Embiid on the court. Ben Simmons could help the Sixers get James Harden, but Philly doesn't seem interested in trading the young star. The 2019-20 season was a nonstop roller-coaster ride for the Sixers. Here's why that's incorrect. 76ers' Ben Simmons Acknowledges Snub From ESPN's DPOY Rankings Justin Grasso Philadelphia 76ers two-time All-Star point guard Ben Simmons takes tons of pride in his defensive skillset. Simmons (knee) said he is 100 percent healthy entering training camp Friday, Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com reports. Watch the latest Ben Simmons videos and highlights on ESPN.com. Simmons wurde beim NBA-Draft 2016 an erster Stelle von den 76ers ausgewählt, kam jedoch verletzungsbedingt … It's not just Simmons' athletic talent that has Howard excited -- but also the 24-yera-old's disposition. After more than two seasons and in his 172nd NBA game, Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons made a 3-pointer. I will remind everybody while we sit here and we lament the state of affairs with the Houston Rockets and all of this other stuff, let me remind … Simmons struggled with injuries last season, missing 16 regular season games and the entire playoffs after having missed only four games total in the previous two seasons. NBA writer for ESPN.com since 2008 ; Former contributor and editor at NPR; Follow on Twitter. We weren't in a position to go into that bubble and win. Simmons is not a shooter, but he uses his excellent size and athletic ability to finish at high efficiency around the rim while profiling as a nightly triple-double threat with excellent defensive stats. From that to knowing what we needed to be in at all times, people being held accountable for certain things, whether it's a minor thing, it all plays a part. Ben Simmons. Latest on Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN Er misst 2,08 Meter, ist Linkshänder und wurde ursprünglich als Flügelspieler eingesetzt. "You could tell the teams that were doing well in the bubble were tight-knit and were held accountable for certain things going on, and you could see it. Latest on Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons including biography, career, awards and more on ESPN Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is likely to miss the rest of the season, sources tell ESPN. By bringing in pure 3-point shooters like Danny Green and Seth Curry, the 76ers maximized Simmons' space to work while simultaneously giving him excellent finishers with whom to distribute the ball and generate assists. 97 1 POSITION: 1 REGIONAL: 1 STATE: 1st. The team dealt with a series of injuries that prevented it from having the full roster together for most of the season, including back and knee injuries to Simmons. Latest on Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN Share this article 14 shares share tweet text email link Ky Carlin . 76ers point Simmons back to old role: 'Facilitator', Simmons: Sixers had accountability problems, Rivers explains why Sixers' talent persuaded him to coach in Philly, Rivers: Sixers' talent reason I took coaching job, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid could give Doc Rivers deja vu, Giannis, AD, Gobert headline All-Defense picks, Barkley wants Embiid and Simmons to 'grow up and be professional', 76ers GM Brand not looking to deal Embiid, Simmons, Sixers GM: Not looking to trade Simmons, Embiid. Der Point Guard verlässt die NBA-Bubble, um sich einer Knieoperation zu unterziehen. Benjamin David Simmons (born 20 July 1996) is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Seit seiner Ankunft in der NBA ist er trotz seiner Größe Aufbauspieler. (2:17) Facebook; Twitter; Facebook Messenger; Email; Feb 21, 2020. I just think, going forward, he's gotta have some more accountability. "He definitely was right. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) Source: Getty Images ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith did not exactly agree, branding it “the most asinine thing I … Sixers star Ben Simmons said Friday that the team didn't do a good enough job of holding itself accountable last season, which played a significant role in a disappointing 2019-20 campaign. And we want to get him the ball in the open floor to let him be special." "We didn't know when we were going to get a bucket, who was going to get us a bucket. The Celtics played well, and it showed in the bubble.". So you really see it. Ben Simmons talks accountability, Sixers' lack of focus, and whether he'll shoot in 2021; The question has always been what it would cost to pry him away. Power Forward; 6'-10", 240 lbs; LSU; Age 24; Birth Jul 20, 1996; Hometown Fitzroy, Australia; Class Freshman; Reach 8'-11" Wingspan 7'-0" Team Round PK(OVR) PHI: 1: 1(1) 2016 Draft Results. (2:27). Latest on Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons including biography, career, awards and more on ESPN Ben Simmons says 76ers lacked accountability last season: 'I think our mindset was off' Simmons echoed comments made by Josh Richardson after … 6-9, 225 | Class of 2015. Perhaps the only team last season that had its internal chemistry discussed more than the Sixers was Rivers' former team, the Clippers. ESPN published this video item, entitled “Would you trade Ben Simmons for James Harden? Follow on Twitter. November 5, 2020 9:19 pm. First Take's Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman interview Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons. Facebook; Twitter; Facebook Messenger; Pinterest; Email; print; PHILADELPHIA -- It finally happened. Simmons grew up in Australia with a poster of Allen Iverson wearing the black, red and gold uniforms the Sixers … Ben Simmons will have a heck of a year with the Philadelphia 76ers according to ESPN’s Kendrick Perkins. LIVE with ESPN's Kendrick Perkins! Stephen A. and Max disagree. Ben Simmons will have some new pieces next season. NBA Power Rankings: Who are the best teams in the league now? "It feels good to put work in in the summer and it pays off," Simmons said after Philadelphia's 109-104 win over the New York Knicks at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night.. … He played college basketball for one season with the Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers, after which he was named a consensus first-team All-American and the USBWA National Freshman of the Year.Simmons was selected with the … Simmons is undergoing treatment and will be reevaluated in two weeks, but there's little expectation that he will be close to a return to the Sixers' lineup at that 14-day benchmark, sources said. Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons said Friday that the team didn't do a good enough job of holding itself accountable last season, which played a … (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Source: Getty Images James Harden’s pursuit for a trade from the … … Ben Simmons: Enters season fully healthy. So I think he was definitely right.". "One hundred percent," Simmons said when asked whether former Sixer Josh Richardson's comments about the team's overall lack of accountability at the end of last season were accurate. Even if it means me trading Ben Simmons. There also was the awkward fit of Al Horford next to Joel Embiid in the paint, which led to another series of problems and ultimately led to Horford getting removed from the starting lineup for the first extended period of his career. Latest on Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons including complete game-by-game stats on ESPN Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is likely to miss the rest of the season, sources tell ESPN. Facebook; Twitter; Facebook Messenger; Pinterest; Email; print; Ben Simmons was wrapping his first month as an active NBA player when he asked Philadelphia 76ers equipment manager Scott Rego who picked out the team's jerseys -- and why the Sixers never wore black anymore. "And I think it's been great to see that and see guys be accountable for certain things and come here ready with a different mindset, and also having those vet guys come in like Dwight [Howard], Danny Green, that's really setting the bar. Watch the best highlights from Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons one month into his rookie season. Facebook; Twitter; Facebook … Last season, one of the most scrutinized things about a much-scrutinized Philadelphia 76ers team was which position Ben Simmons was playing. Could Ben Simmons end up at Houston? A team that did well was the Lakers. Via ESPN: The @sixers reveal their 2020-21 City Editions jerseys @ZachLowe_NBA talks […] Sixers news: Ben Simmons took it upon himself to bring back black jerseys, Allen Iverson reacts Simmons is reportedly healthy heading into this season, and more importantly, the team is set up to maximize his contributions. Philadelphia has a few options for all three in Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid for the All-NBA and Defensive Teams and Matisse Thybulle has a case for one of the All-Rookie Teams. Close. 12/04/2020, 2:59 PM. Horford helped the Sixers become a solid defensive team, but they were a mess on offense due to the lack of spacing, and he was shipped to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Danny Green. Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons has a nerve impingement in his lower back and is expected to be sidelined for an extended period of time, league sources told ESPN on Tuesday. Simmons is not a shooter, but he uses his excellent size and athletic ability to finish at high efficiency around the rim while profiling as a nightly triple-double threat with excellent defensive stats. Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers said Monday Ben Simmons will be the team’s top playmaker this season. ESPN's Stephen A. Smith says the Philadelphia 76ers should move Ben Simmons to the Houston Rockets in order to get James Harden. Simmons, a basketball and soccer star? Stephen A. and Max disagree (2:27), Simmons: Sixers had accountability problems, What NBA players are saying about the coronavirus, the offseason and fans returning to arenas, Kerr on Curry's return: 'A sight for sore eyes', Celtics' Thompson (hamstring) could miss opener, Wall, Cousins give hints of All-Star form in debuts, George adds 4 years, $190M to Clippers contract, NBA unfulfilled by Kyrie statement, issues fine, Beal: Won't judge Russ off previous star pairings. Expect the Sixers to be cautious with Simmons (0:49) Marc J. Spears outlines the Sixers' plans with Ben Simmons' injury and who could replace him in the lineup. Recruiting Activity; Scouting Report; Player News; Videos; Ben Simmons Videos. He also said he is planning to play in the Olympics for Australia next summer, assuming that he is healthy and able to do so. Zach Lowe ESPN Senior Writer Ben Simmons was wrapping his first month as an active NBA player when he asked Philadelphia 76ers equipment manager Scott Rego who picked out the … Zach Lowe ESPN Senior Writer Ben Simmons was wrapping his first month as an active NBA player when he asked Philadelphia 76ers equipment manager Scott … They had a lot of talent led by Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, but there were some bad fits on the roster including Al Horford, who the team had signed to a big contract. "He's a good man. "But Ben is clearly our facilitator, and Ben is special, man. "I don't think there was much accountability this season, and I think that was part of our problem.". Kirk Goldsberry (@kirkgoldsberry) is a professor and an NBA analyst for ESPN. Latest on Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN He means well. The common refrain when the 76ers' offense struggles is that Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid can't play together. Let me say this again, I love me some Ben Simmons. Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons said Friday that the Sixers didn't do a good enough job of holding themselves accountable last season, and … Simmons (knee) said he is 100 percent healthy entering training camp Friday, Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com reports. ESPN published this video item, entitled “Would you trade Ben Simmons for James Harden? But I think it's a great opportunity for us, being younger guys, to have somebody like Doc come in, so we have to get it done.". Latest on Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons including complete game-by-game stats on ESPN "He's a good guy," Richardson said then. Simmons is reportedly healthy heading into this season, and more importantly, the team is set up to maximize his contributions. Ben Simmons #25 PG; 6' … "And if they're not going to listen and do those certain things, they're not going to win. Latest on Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons including complete game-by-game stats on ESPN © 2020 ESPN Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. Simmons will have a loose body removed from his left knee in the coming days, the team announced Saturday. | First Take” – below is their description. When he gets the ball in the open floor, there's very few like him. Simmons grew up in Australia with a poster of Allen Iverson wearing the black, red and gold uniforms the Sixers had worn for most of a decade – including their run to the Finals in 2001. Richard Jefferson breaks down how Doc Rivers' coaching style fits with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons and how he can get the most out of the All-Star duo. ESPN's Matt Barnes says the Philadelphia 76ers need to cater to the needs of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid on the offensive end. Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons said Friday that the team didn't do a good enough job of holding itself accountable last season, which played a significant role in a disappointing 2019-20 campaign. Ben Simmons. ESPN debates Joel Embiid-Ben Simmons vs. James Harden-Russell Westbrook. ESPN’s Zach Lowe released his predictions for all three of the All-NBA Teams as well as the All-Defensive and Rookie Teams. Simmons, whose season ended with a knee injury in the bubble, said he is 100% healthy and is working out fully and without restrictions at the team's facility. Brown was fired in August. So you know what to expect.". 76ers' Howard: Lakers tweet misunderstanding, Howard willing to do 'whatever' Sixers ask to win. Simmons said that from his conversations with Rivers, he has understood that it will be up to the players to hold one another accountable. Hometown Melbourne, Australia; School Montverde Academy; Position Power Forward; Status Signed LSU 10/14/2013 Scout Grade. Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers said Monday Ben Simmons will be the team’s top playmaker this season. ESPN Fantasy Projection: Simmons struggled with injuries last season, missing 16 regular season games and the entire playoffs after having missed only four games total in the previous two seasons. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP Source: AFP He’s a two-time All-Star and defensive giant but the only question most NBA fans have about Ben Simmons … In August, Richardson singled out former coach Brett Brown for criticism, saying he failed to keep the players accountable. Watch the latest Ben Simmons videos and highlights on ESPN.com. Zach Lowe ESPN Senior Writer Ben Simmons was wrapping his first month as an active NBA player when he asked Philadelphia 76ers equipment manager Scott Rego who picked out the team's jerseys -- and why the Sixers never wore black anymore. He … Stephen A. Smith proclaims Ben Simmons is the best player on the 76ers despite his shooting woes, but Max Kellerman is adamant it's Joel Embiid. “Ben Simmons is a young LeBron who’s developing an overall game." Benjamin David „Ben“ Simmons ist ein australischer Basketballspieler, der bei den Philadelphia 76ers in der US-Profiliga NBA unter Vertrag steht. "You just can't come into a situation like the bubble ... if you guys aren't ready, and you don't have that chemistry and accountability already, and Doc and I have spoken about it," Simmons said. | First Take” – below is their description. I know how elite defensively he is he’s only 24 years of age 6-foot-10, you know plays defense the way that he does the basketball IQ, the basketball ability. "There's only so much that can happen with players and coaches, and that's on the players to make sure they're held accountable," Simmons said. 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