Ben Simmons Still Growing

 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:37 pm    Post subject: Ben Simmons Still Growing

Apparently, he's basically a 7 footer now. Source: Link
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:39 pm    Post subject:

If he had a jump shot as his arsenal he would have unlimited potential.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:36 pm    Post subject:

imo not a good thing.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:44 pm    Post subject:

This changes nothing. What people really want to see is if he can ball in the pros and we never saw that this year.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:57 pm    Post subject:

Brett Brown said it's false


https://twitter.com/DerekBodnerNBA/status/850823960824565760
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:28 am    Post subject:

audioaxes wrote:
imo not a good thing.


Why? That's Giannis/KD height.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:42 am    Post subject:

Not to mention NBA positions in todays game are more fluid than ever. They aren't strictly defined by height anymore...we have 6 ft 11 "centers" and 7 ft 3 players that play like SG's....
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:38 am    Post subject:

USCandLakers wrote:
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imo not a good thing.


Why? That's Giannis/KD height.

Yes Giannis and Durant are still incredibly good and I dont anyone ever said "I think they'd be even better if they were 2 inches shorter" and there's no saying Ben cant be the same but I still think 6'10 would be the ideal height for most "drive from the perimeter" type forwards.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:40 pm    Post subject:

"7 foot" in the NBA is 6'10" so don't see the big deal. He was probably a legit 6'8.5" before.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:18 pm    Post subject:

Ben's only 20 years old. Men have been known to grow until age 25. My concern is, if he's still growing how will it affect his overall health and stamina?

Will his bones be brittle. Will his organs function properly. Do they continue to develop? He's already missing his first year because of injury. The Philly curse in full affect.
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