Early Monday: Starting point guard Ben Simmons has signed a 5-year extension worth $170 Million with the 76ers. The team has now locked down one of their future stars for at least the next half-decade.
The discussion over if he is worth the money will go on for years to come. However, Simmons brings amazing IQ to the game, and some of the most entertaining fast break play making ability. He is a talent that is hard to find around the league as well. The 6′ 10” point guard has been debated about for a long time because of his weak jump shot. The 22-year-old from Australia is already one of the best young players in the NBA. If he is able to add any type of reliable shot to his game, that will automatically put him into the category of one of the best point guards in the NBA. His future is big and bright, just like this new contract.