NBA Stars' Comments and Reactions to Rookie Donovan Mitchell

Ron Mexico

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Just a theory but I think they view the 2 differently.

DM is super fun to watch with incredible game and CLUTCH af! But... not viewed as a threat to their title aspirations.

Simmons on the other hand is going to be a road block for the next decade for anyone wanting a ring in the East. You dont hand out praise to guys like that.
Lol, that is one homer theory.
 

utahjazzz

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Which NBA stars have Ben as ROY?
Lebron said Ben has a chance to be better than him if he works hard.

three-time NBA champion Luc Longley believes Ben Simmons has the ability to reach the heights of basketball greats like Michael Jordan and Lebron James
 

Gameface

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Ben probably has more assists because, you know, it isn't like anyone wants him shooting the ball, so what else is there to do but defer... I mean pass.

And what do you guys think? If the 2017 draft happened today who would go higher, Ben Simmons or Donovan Mitchell? Oh, wait, that's right... Ben Simmons wasn't in the 2017 draft because he entered the NBA last season.

Donovan Mitchell ROTY!
 

infection

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Lebron said Ben has a chance to be better than him if he works hard.

three-time NBA champion Luc Longley believes Ben Simmons has the ability to reach the heights of basketball greats like Michael Jordan and Lebron James
YES! Luc Longley, the beast! This has got to be a trout account with references like this. The THREE TIME CHAMPION Luc Longley.

Maybe we can get two-time NBA champion Mark Madsen to opine.
 

Ron Mexico

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Rubashov

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YES! Luc Longley, the beast! This has got to be a trout account with references like this. The THREE TIME CHAMPION Luc Longley.

Maybe we can get two-time NBA champion Mark Madsen to opine.
Dude would lose a foot race with a rock
 

Rubashov

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Rubashov

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He has played well, just not as well as he did early in the season. He is only putting up 14 ppg in February.
Just reckon he's playing with a bit more bounce, he looked out of sorts in over December and January, seems to be playing with a touch more determination at the moment, think he could score more if he wanted to at present, over Dec and Jan, he couldn't score or do anything else in a monkey whore house with a bag full of bananas.
 

utahjazzz

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Nope, thats your incorrect theory. Especially if you look at the stats lately. Simmons has gotten worse almost every month this season. He hasn't sniffed the kind of stats he put up in October and November since.

Eerily similar:
https://www.basketball-reference.co...lect=Ben+Simmons&player_id2=simmobe01&y2=2018
But His overall stat for the 2017/18 nba season is better than DM, that is what
matters most. If the ROY has to be decided right now, Ben would be the winner.
 

Rubashov

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But His overall stat for the 2017/18 nba season is better than DM, that is what
matters most. If the ROY has to be decided right now, Ben would be the winner.
Yeah maybe but there is still a lot of basketball to be played, DM has the momentum...
 

rare144

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statical fact say Ben is better than mitchell in every category, except perimeter shooting.
dude post some youtubes or such to back up your points or you just here to troll? link some simmons highlights showing he's a better player than DM45
 

Siro

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Simmons is definitely better at being tall. He grabs more rebounds, and can see the floor better, making him a slightly better playmaker.

DM is better at shooting, ball handling, and getting in the passing lanes.

I would rather have DM. Simmons will get killed in the playoffs once defenses hone in on him and take advantage of his lack of shooting.
 
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