November 8, 2019, 1:09 amAnfernee SimonsSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Anfernee Simons closed out Thursday's game against the Clippers with 17 points on 5-of-13 shooting to go with two rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers.
Simons scored all but one of his points in the final period of action and the Blazers have been hyping him up since the preseason. He's talented and adept at scoring, but the issue is that he plays the same position as C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard. Coach Stotts rode the hot hand with Simons to end the game over Kent Bazemore and Anthony Tolliver (four points with two rebounds, an assist, a block and a 3-pointer in 21 minutes) and we wouldn't be surprised if he broke into standard-league value at some point this year. He's still a watch-list guy as tonight he had the hot hand.