Ben Simmons was once touted as one of the brightest young stars in the NBA, but over the last couple of seasons, he has lost that label.
Simmons was involved in a huge trade saga with the Philadelphia 76ers, which ultimately ended with him getting shipped off to the Brooklyn Nets.
The 27-year-old made his debut last season but played just 42 games due to a knee injury.
While Simmons is expected to be back for the 2023-24 NBA season, there are many who do not believe that he’s even a true point guard for the Nets.
To his doubters, Simmons recently clapped back, via NBACentral on Twitter.
“I’m a point guard. As much as people try to put me in – everyone’s a GM in their head – I’m a point guard,” Simmons said.
Ben Simmons sends a message to the wannabe GMs
“I’m a point guard. As much as people try to put me in – everyone’s a GM in their head – I’m a point guard.”
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) September 19, 2023
Simmons has been on the receiving end of a lot of insults over the last few seasons.
Many fans have called him out for trying to playing as a point guard, despite lacking the skills.
Simmons decided to shut such wannabe general managers down and claimed that’s what he is.
To be fair, Simmons has played as a point guard throughout his career.
However, standing at 6-foot-10, many believe that Simmons should be a forward instead.
Well, Simmons has averaged 7.5 assists per game for his career, so he certainly knows how to distribute the ball.
As of now, the three-time NBA All-Star has no plans to change his position and will continue to play as the primary point guard for the Nets.
Simmons put up a career-low 6.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game last season.
For a player who’ll be making $37.8 million next season, the Nets will hope to see a lot of improvement in Simmons’ game.
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