Although Ingram might be a better fit with the current Philadelphia 76ers roster, Ben Simmons is the selection that Philly needs to announce come June 23rd. Yes, the Sixers have Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel and possibly Dario Saric and Joel Embiid manning the frontcourt already, however a perennial cellar-dweller like the Sixers need to add the top talent possible and that’s Simmons.
<p>Simmons’ versatility sets him apart from every other prospect in this draft, because at 6-10 he possesses the ability to lead the break and even play the point guard position. His stats at LSU were a ridiculous 19.2 points, 11.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 33 games played. There are questions surrounding his attitude and on-court demeanor that is a tad worrisome but all things considered he’s the best talent in this draft.</p>
<p>Some have been hung up on his lack of shooting — which is a legit concern — but here’s some food for thought. Kawhi Leonard shot an abysmal 21 percent from 3-point range his freshman year at San Diego State and now after five years in The Association he’s a career 39 percent deep threat. Shooting can be improved upon and is a normal part of a young player’s development. Simmons’ form isn’t broken and there’s no reason to think he won’t become a threat from outside.</p>
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