Ben Simmons: Latest News, Rumors and Buzz on SF’s 2016 NBA Draft Stock

June 15th, 2016 by Matt Fitzgerald Leave a reply »

LSU forward Ben Simmons is widely viewed as the favorite to be the top pick in the 2016 NBA draft, and he is confident enough in his skills to spurn predraft workouts.   

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Simmons Won't Work Out for 76ers 'Unless Something Changes' Wednesday, June 15 Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported the news Simmons wouldn't be putting his talents on display for Philadelphia or other NBA teams.

The only thing that would likely prompt a change in Simmons' strategy is if he or his camp believes the Sixers won't take him No. 1 overall.

Philadelphia president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said on May 31 he knew who he'd take with the pick that day, and Philadelphia Magazine's Derek Bodner reported it would be Simmons, according to sources.

Although he failed to guide LSU to the NCAA tournament in his only year of college ball, there's no denying Simmons had an exceptional individual season.

The Australian phenom averaged 19.2 points, 11.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists and two steals for the Tigers in 2015-16. He still has a ton of room to improve ...

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