Ben Simmons put on an NBA uniform for the first time last night in an otherwise meaningless summer league contest, and regularly flashed his limitless potential that made him the top overall pick in the NBA Draft.
Admittedly, the summer league is loaded with fringe roster players and rookies, but Simmons performance has to be encouraging for Philly hoop fans. Even though Simmons left the game in the fourth quarter with calf cramps, he finished with a casual 10 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists, and looked like a bully in a sandbox.
Simmons looked physically dominant, and showcased LeBron like passing vision.
These Ben Simmons passes tho… https://t.co/Oi0jFWIpaY
— TD St Matthew-Daniel (@ProducerTD) July 5, 2016
The Simmons dime of the night was reminiscent of Penny Hardaway.
Penny Hardaway with one of the sickest passes I’ve ever seen! pic.twitter.com/PWnG46vXGa
— NBA_Mixes (@NBA_Mixes) June 29, 2016
Even watching Simmons flash in his brief debut, Philly fans have to be excited for the first time in a long time. If he can continue to improve as an outside shooter, he’ll be a terror for the Sixers.