76ers' Ben Simmons: 'Team wants me to start at point guard'

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

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

"He doesn't, either. Watching him play, he can share the ball". Simmons is an unconventional one at 6-foot-10.

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

Fultz posted a message on Twitter on Sunday: "I'm ok, thank you for all who where anxious!" "But I'm a starting point guard", Simmons told reporters Sunday at the Las Vegas summer league.

The 2016 number one pick, Ben Simmons, missed his entire rookie season with a foot injury. Fultz is a traditional point guard. "Just trying to get back to how I was playing and I've been doing well", Simmons said.

Simmons has been taking part in full-contact activity this offseason. To complement its slew of promising young talent, Philadelphia has also signed veterans J.J. Redick and Amir Johnson as free agents this summer. So it doesn't make sense to bring him off the bench. However, this hasn't derailed his confidence that he can handle the duties of playing point guard despite previously playing exclusively at forward. His role would be similar to Draymond Green's with the Golden State Warriors.

Defensively, Simmons will likely guard power forwards, allowing him to stay closer to the basket and contribute as a rebounder and then push the tempo in transition. The Sixers are not looked in on labeling anyone a "point guard" but rather are focusing players being facilitators and distributors.

Brown, however, is investing a lot of time in Simmons' being the team's point guard.

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