PG among No. 1 priorities for 76ers' Simmons

Sixers' former No. 1 draft pick Ben Simmons: 'I'm a starting point guard'

"But I'm a starting point guard", Simmons told reporters Sunday at the Las Vegas summer league.

But Philadelphia is flush with potential, and if Simmons thrives as the team's de facto point guard and Fultz adjusts to playing off the ball, a squad that won all of 75 games over the past four seasons could make a major leap forward in 2017-18. "Just trying to get back to how I was playing and I've been doing well", Simmons said.

"I think you can move me anywhere". Tack on the decision by the 76ers to trade up and draft Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft and the plot thickens even more.

This immediately brought into question what exactly were the 76ers' long-term plans for Ben Simmons as it was previously reported that the team was going to play the former 2016 first overall selection at point guard once he able to take the court.

Simmons also said that neither he nor Fultz has any problem with sharing the ball.

At 6-10, it is safe to say that Simmons is not built like your traditional point guard.

As for how he'll work with Fultz, who did play point guard at Washington, Simmons isn't too anxious about that part of it either. "He doesn't, either. Watching him play, he can share the ball".

Fultz averaged 23.2 points per game for the Huskies, best in the nation among freshmen, along with 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds.

Simmons, who missed his rookie season because of a Jones fracture in his right foot, is confident in his ability.



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