Ben Simmons has the NBA in the palm of his hands, so I’d expect that these comments will bring more attention to the Philadelphia 76ers star rookie.

Simmons told ESPN’s Chris Haynes that he would unequivocally pick himself for Rookie of the Year despite the strong season from Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell.
“Who would I pick? Me, 100 percent,” Simmons said.

“I think I have been playing solid all year,” he continued. “If you look at the numbers, you will see. People who know the game know.”
Simmons missed the entire 2016-17 NBA season with a foot injury, but has more than solidified himself as one of the game's top point guards. Simmons was also asked which other rookies have caught his attention this season.
“None,” Simmons responded promptly. “I want to be where the greats are. So, for me, I watch the guys like [Kevin Durant], [LeBron James], [Stephen] Curry, Russell [Westbrook]. Guys like that. That’s where I want to be. I think for me, that’s what I love to watch.”
Donovan Mitchell is averaging a rookie-high 20.5 points per game, while becoming the fastest rookie in league history to knock down 150 3-pointers, reaching the mark in 63 games.



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