October 18, 2017, 7:28 pm
Ben Simmons scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to go with five assists, two steals, one block and one turnover in the Sixers’ season opening loss to the Wizards on Wednesday night.
His first career game showcased exactly what Simmons was drafted first overall for in 2016. Simmons can do it all, with one tiny exception, that being his shot. He stayed away from three-point land and shot 7-of-15 from the floor so it would appear Simmons is very comfortable and is aware of his limitations. It could be a beautiful rookie season on a very fun Sixers team.