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I could very well see the Hawks... starting Taurean Prince at the 3, who is already better than Crowder, imo.
Been awhile since the original post, but, after watching quite a lot of LSU basketball over the last month or so, I have a new comparison for Simmons. Now, this comparison stems from by (personal) belief that Simmons is by nature a passive player, meaning, he definitely has the talent, but he seems hesitant to get in and use that talent. Shows flashes but doesn't really continue for a whole game, until he breaks out for the occasional super game. My comparison is: a better, stronger, bigger, Rajon Rondo. Both are elite rebounders for their respective positions. Both have elite passing skills, and both seem to look to make shots for others before they make their own shot. Neither has a reliable jump shot, and both seem to have periods when they aren't as involved in the offense. Both are frequently seen simply dribbling the ball at the top of the arc, waiting for the offense to happen, and when it never does, they let someone else handle it. Both use the paint as their way to score. Both put up stats and numbers, it doesn't always translate to wins, however. Obviously Simmons has more talent (at least in my eyes), but just as Rondo wasn't a fit for our team (and the way Brad likes to play offensively), I'm a little scared that Simmons (due to some of the weaknesses I described above) won't be a great fit either. Thoughts?
Let's hope Ben Simmons can shoot free throws a bit better, though. It's hard to be a franchise player if you can't reliably get to the line and make free throws.
Quote from: PhoSita on January 30, 2016, 07:49:40 PMLet's hope Ben Simmons can shoot free throws a bit better, though. It's hard to be a franchise player if you can't reliably get to the line and make free throws.Or shoot at all.