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  • who remained ahead of the Nets by a half game in the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

  • After beating the Mavericks yesterday, Philly held Luca dances to 19 points, with Ben Simmons serving as the primary defender.

  • Here's what Simmons said after the game.

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  • I feel like it's very high.

  • I try to make the right place every time down the court.

  • Um, it's a mismatch nearly every time when when I step on the floor, so I'm trying to make my teammates better.

  • I'm trying to be the best point that I can be, um, and lead this team the right way.

  • And defensively.

  • That's I feel like that's just effort.

  • I do feel like I'm the best defensive player in the league.

  • Um, you know, I can guard one through five.

  • Yeah, Simmons definitely put the clamps on Luca last night, and here are some of the numbers to prove it.

  • Lucas shot 33% when guarded by Simmons, compared to 57% from the field when guarded by anyone else.

  • Really?

  • So Richard Simmons says he's the best defender in the league.

  • You buying that?

  • Well, look, I I believe that he believes that 100%.

  • And this is one thing that he said, name another player that typically can guard one through five.

  • Maybe like Draymond Green because you don't understand.

  • There's a sign of difference with Ben Simmons, but also Draymond Green.

  • There's probably about five or six guys that can do in the league what he does.

  • And look if he believes he's the best, I'm not gonna argue with him.

  • No, he is the best, and he should be the front runner for defensive player of the year.

  • When you look at Ben Simmons at 6 10 £250 physical specimen, he's fast.

  • He knows how to use angles.

  • He's great at shooting passing lane.

  • Last night he was on Luca heels like a past socks, picking them up at the half football, and I get fighting to get up over screens.

  • He can't switch one through five and look in my eyes.

  • Right now, he is the best defensive player in the league and he's the front runner for defensive player of the year.

  • I don't know why are just making their face, but this is all facts.

  • I'm making the face because you said on his heels like a pair of socks.

  • It's funny.

  • I mean, that's a good analogy.

  • That was a great analogy.

  • I've heard a lot of country lingo in my day.

  • That one was a good one.

  • Well, listen, our guy Hambo uh, at ESPN Research tweeted this out today.

  • Luca Don Cheech when guarded by Ben Simmons.

  • According to Second Spectrum 47 half court matchups.

  • 10 points, three assists, four turnovers.

  • That's pretty good stuff, man.

  • Richard.

  • I don't think there's any question about that.

  • No, there is no question like, I wasn't trying to make any arguments against Ben Simmons here in this point, but there's also guys that are very different.

  • They have a different skill set, like a Rudy Gobert that I've wanted like a Draymond green.

  • They're not built the same.

  • But currently right now with where Philly stands and how he has played this year, I agree with Perk.

  • He should be a front runner for defensive player of the year Perc perc.

  • Let me jump in here.

  • So who are the guys that you thinking guard?

  • One through five?

  • Obviously Ben is one of them.

  • Draymond is another one uh, you know why you mentioned?

  • I think it's It's certainly possible.

  • LeBron at times has done that, certainly throughout his career.

  • Bama to buy you, maybe another guy that can do that stuff.

  • There's not a lot of guys perk.

  • I mean, you have Anthony Davis and may be honest, but when I look at being the difference between Ben and everyone else at that size is his ability to fight and get over screens.

  • Like when he's he's going.

  • Like when he was going Luca last night.

  • It wasn't like he was switching pick and rolls.

  • He was fighting to get up over screens, and you don't really see that out of a guy that 16 £250.

  • And the great thing about being if he do get beat off the dribble.

  • He is great at chase down blocks in the half, Court says.

  • So That's why I give the edge to Ben Simmons right now and look, he's taking pride in doing it.

  • This is not the first time that I've seen them do this.

  • He's been doing this all season long.

  • Yeah, that's why he's an All Star and that's why he's one of the better players in the league.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/28
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