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Simmons playing 5-on-5

Simmons playing 5-on-5

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. "I have no problem sharing the ball, he doesn't either". Simmons had this to say regarding his position on offense, "I think Coach [Brown] wants to start me at the point, but I think once we get into the flow of things, whoever gets the rebound is going. [Fultz] doesn't, either. Watching him play, he can share the ball".

The 2016 number one pick, Ben Simmons, missed his entire rookie season with a foot injury. Simmons doubled down on the idea Sunday at the Las Vegas summer league. ESPN points out that he'd be by far the tallest official point guard in the league at 6-foot-10, although Giannis Antetokounmpo at 6-foot-11 handles the ball a bit also, but is still listed as a small forward.

The Sixers believe Fultz, a solid shooter and another point guard, is the flawless backcourt complement to Simmons. "I'm walking around", Fultz said.

As to how he will fit in with Fultz, Simmons said he doesn't think there will be any issues.

Simmons has been taking part in full-contact activity this offseason.

However, the team must find a way to incorporate free-agent acquisition J.J. Redick in the backcourt. The Sixers are not looked in on labeling anyone a "point guard" but rather are focusing players being facilitators and distributors.

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