Ben Simmons Rumors

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Ben Simmons
Ben Simmons
Position: F
Born: 07/20/96
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
Salary: $30,559,200
So far this season, he is attempting 7.7 FTA/100 possessions, only a slight increase from the 7.2 FTA/100 and 7.5 FTA/100 he has managed the last two years. Considering his lower overall usage, this actually represents a decent uptick. During his rookie season, Simmons drew shooting fouls on around 11.1 percent of his shot attempts. During the next two seasons, this rose to around 16.6 percent in each season. So far this year, Simmons is drawing fouls on 20.6 percent of his shot attempts, according to NBA play-by-play data, indicating that even if his role has decreased, he has been more consistently aggressive with the ball in hands, coming much closer to the ideal style of play for his skill set.
“It’s been good,” Simmons said after finishing with 15 points — 11 in the fourth quarter — and 11 assists, when asked how he has felt about this season, and if he has heard the criticisms of his start to it. “It’s a new season. I’m just focusing on winning, and doing what I can to win with this team. I think it’s been good. “I don’t go on Instagram, I don’t go on Twitter, so I can’t really answer the questions in terms of what people are saying, because I don’t give a f—, honestly. But unless [head coach] Doc [Rivers] is saying something, or [assistant coach] Sam [Cassell], or people are coming to me, it’s a different story. “But I’m trying to win games, and that’s why we’re all here, to win.”