Ben Simmons on NBA Debut: 'It felt like I was playing 2K'

Ben Simmons on NBA Debut: 'It felt like I was playing 2K'

Ben Simmons on NBA Debut: 'It felt like I was playing 2K'

After the team's 120-115 loss, Robert Convington said there's nobody in the National Basketball Association that has the size, vision and ability to make plays in transition like Simmons, except for one LeBron James.

"When I put him back in the fourth quarter, in their judgment, that warranted he could play the last four minutes", Brown said.

Head coach Brett Brown also hinted that he and his staff may look to grant Embiid what he wants, as they have been surprised with how he has performed whenever he's fielded in towards the end of games.

Even Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal, who has been reluctant to shower any big men with praise since he retired, complimented Embiid after seeing him play in the Sixers opener on Wednesday. And I choose different teams.

Expectations are high on the University of Washington product, so starting close to home is a substantial positive for Fultz, who was cut from his high school team as a sophomore and came back to become a blue chip prospect.

"Still gotta work on a lot of things, but as a team we're getting there". "Just me going out there, playing hard and making plays just to get them off their seat and cheer and yell and just go insane, I just love that type of atmosphere". He did get the fans out of their seats a few times, showing flashes of his athleticism as he got out in transition.

Fultz will face 2010 top pick John Wall, and Williams hopes Fultz doesn't feel too many jitters in his first pro game.

After an agonising year stuck on the sidelines with injury, Ben Simmons finally made his long-awaited debut for the Philadelphia 76ers last night. And being 6-foot-11. there's nobody in the league that has that besides LeBron [James]. "I'm looking forward to seeing how far we can get".

Williams thinks Fultz, if given opportunities, could average 18 to 20 points a game as a rookie. "Every year he's going to get better and better and better. I didn't know I could do that".

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