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Ben Simmons

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6'10" (208cm)
230lbs (104kg)
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Ben Simmons opal card

99 Overall

3864 Total attr.

96 Outside scoring

  • 99 Shot close
  • 97 Shot mid
  • 95 Shot 3pt
  • 98 Shot IQ
  • 92 Free throw
  • 98 Offensive consistency

98 Inside scoring

  • 99 Driving layup
  • 95 Standing dunk
  • 98 Driving dunk
  • 99 Draw foul
  • 95 Post moves
  • 97 Post hook
  • 97 Post fade
  • 98 Hands

98 Athleticism

  • 98 Speed
  • 98 Acceleration
  • 98 Vertical
  • 95 Strength
  • 98 Stamina
  • 98 Hustle
  • 86 Overall durability

97 Playmaking

  • 98 Speed with ball
  • 95 Ball handle
  • 98 Passing accuracy
  • 97 Passing vision
  • 98 Passing IQ

95 Defending

  • 94 Interior defense
  • 98 Perimeter defense
  • 98 Help defense IQ
  • 85 Pick & roll defense IQ
  • 98 Lateral quickness
  • 98 Pass perception
  • 85 Reaction time
  • 98 Steal
  • 95 Block
  • 86 Shot contest
  • 98 Defensive consistency

97 Rebounding

  • 95 Offensive rebound
  • 98 Defensive rebound



Boosts the ability to hit high degree of difficulty layups

Backdown Punisher

Increases the chances of a player successfully backing down their opponent

Consistent Finisher

Provides more explosive first steps out of tripple threat and size-ups

Contact Finisher

Improves the ability to convert contact layups and dunks in traffi

Cross-Key Scorer

Boosts the shot percentage for layups when moving across the paint

Fancy Footwork

Improves a player's ability to beat defenders with an advanced layup or dunk gather

Fastbreak Finisher

Boosts player's Takeover meter when completing a dunk on a fastbreak

Giant Slayer

Heightens the effectiveness of layups over taller defenders

Pro Touch

Gives an additional boost for having good layup timing

Putback Boss

Increases shot percentage when attempting a putback after an offensive rebound

Relentless Finisher

Reduces the fatigue effects from continually finishing at the rim with contact


Boosts team's Takeover meters after completing a highlight play

Slithery Finisher

Improves a player's ability to avoid contact when attacking the rim

Lob City Finisher

Improves the chances of completing a successfull alley-oop dunk/layup

Tear Dropper

Increases the chance of hitting floaters and runners


Catch & Shoot

Boosts the chance of hitting a jump shot immediately after a catch

Clutch Shooter

Increases the ability to knock down shots in clutch moments

Corner Specialist

Gives a boost to shots taken near the corner


Reduces the impact of a defender who is closing out

Difficult Shots

Improves the ability to shoot difficult shots off the dribble

Flexible Release

Reduces the penalty suffered from mis-timed jump shot releases

Green Machine

Increases the bonus given for consecutive excellent releases

Hot Start

Improves player's shooting ability after making first shot until a miss occurs

Hot Zone Hunter

Boosts the shot percentage for attempts taken in a player's favorite spots

Ice In Veins

Improves a player's free throw percentage during the critical moments

Quick Draw

Speeds up the release of a jump shot

Range Extender

Extends the range from which a player can effectively shoot

Slippery Off-Ball

Strengthens the player's ability to get the open off the ball

Tireless Shooter

Improves a player's ability to make shots when fatigued

Volume Shooter

Boosts shot percentages as shot attempts accrue throughout the game

Pick & Popper

Elevates the shot percentage for an attempt taken off a pick and fade situation

Pump Fake Maestro

Decreases the penalty that comes from shooting after pump fakes


Ankle Breaker

Improves the likelihood of freezing or dropping a defender during dribble moves

Bail Out

Increases the chances of successfully completing a pass from mid-air

Break Starter

Improves a player's ability to make effective outlet passes after grabbing a rebound


Boosts the shot percentage for open teammates on jump shots after catching a pass


Increases overall speed with the ball in transition

Flashy Passer

Gives an additional boost to player's Takeover meter after completing an assist with a flashy pass

Floor General

Teammates receive an offensive attribute bonus when player is in the game

Handles For Days

Reduces the amount of energy lost when performing dribble moves

Lob City Passer

Improves the chances of completing a successful alley-oop pass

Needle Threader

Increases the likelihood that tough passes can get by the defense

Pass Fake Maestro

Increases the effectiveness of pass fakes

Post Spin Technician

Improves the ability of a post spin or drive to work effectively

Quick First Step

Provides more explosive first steps out of tripple threat and size-ups

Space Creator

Improves a player's ability to create space from defender

Stop & Go

Improves a player's ability to start and stop with the ball

Tight Handles

Improves a player's ability to break down their defender


Reduces the chances of getting stripped by the defender

Dream Shake

Raises the chances that a defender bites when doing fakes in the posts


Chase Down Artist

Raises the chances of getting a chase-down block


Boosts the ability to stay in front of the ball handler on the perimeter

Heart Crusher

Decreases opponents' Takeover meters when achieving a highlight play on defense


Increases chances at getting steals in passing lanes


Intimidates offensive players causing them to miss shots more often

Lightning Reflexes

Receives an earlier cue on the Read and React system while playing defense

Moving Truck

Strengthens a defender's ability to move people around in the post

Off-Ball Pest

Improves a player's ability to bump and harass the offense off the ball

Pick Dodger

Improves a player's ability to navigate through screens effectively on defense

Pick Pocket

Improves a player's ability to steal the ball from a ball handler

Pogo Stick

Improves the ability to attempt multiple blocks in succession

Post Move Lockdown

Improves the defender's ability to defend post moves

Rebound Chaser

Improves a player's ability to chase down rebounds

Rim Protector

Improves ability to block shots, gives boost to the Takeover meter for blocker/teammates

Tireless Defender

Reduces energy lost when exerting efforts on defense


Makes life difficult for the offensive players when trapped

Defensive Leader

Boosts the defensive abilities of teammates when in the game


Improves a player's ability to box out opponents

Brick Wall

Increases effectiveness of screens and drains energy from opponents on physical contact


Allows rebounders to swim or spin around box outs more easily



  • 85 Standing dunk
  • 100 Driving dunk
  • 100 Flashy dunk
  • 100 Alley-oop
  • 15 Putback dunk
  • 20 Crash


  • 90 Driving layup
  • 45 Spin layup
  • 45 Hop step layup
  • 55 Euro step layup
  • 55 Floater

Jump shooting

  • 35 Step through shot
  • 64 Shot under basket
  • 50 Shot close
  • 11 Shot close left
  • 0 Shot close middle
  • 89 Shot close right
  • 0 Shot mid
  • 40 Spot up shot mid
  • 30 Off screen shot mid
  • 0 Shot 3pt
  • 0 Spot up shot 3pt
  • 0 Off screen shot 3pt
  • 25 Contested jumper mid
  • 0 Contested jumper 3pt
  • 35 Stepback jumper mid
  • 0 Stepback jumper 3pt
  • 0 Spin jumper
  • 0 Transition pull up 3pt
  • 0 Drive pull up 3pt
  • 10 Drive pull up mid
  • 20 Use glass

Drive setup

  • 55 Triple threat pump fake
  • 55 Triple threat jab step
  • 15 Triple threat idle
  • 0 Triple threat shoot
  • 0 Setup with sizeup
  • 15 Setup with hesitation
  • 35 No setup dribble


  • 90 Drive
  • 65 Spot up drive
  • 75 Off screen drive
  • 25 Drive right
  • 55 Driving crossover
  • 10 Driving spin
  • 25 Driving step back
  • 5 Driving half spin
  • 10 Driving double crossover
  • 0 Driving behind the back
  • 55 Driving dribble hesitation
  • 15 Driving in and out
  • 50 No driving dribble move
  • 50 Attack strong on drive


  • 65 Shoot
  • 75 Touches
  • 99 Roll vs. pop
  • 0 Transition spot up
  • 5 Iso vs. elite defender
  • 5 Iso vs. good defender
  • 15 Iso vs. average defender
  • 25 Iso vs. poor defender
  • 60 Play discipline

Post game

  • 60 Post up
  • 0 Post shimmy shot
  • 25 Post face up
  • 10 Post back down
  • 5 Post aggressive backdown
  • 75 Shoot from post
  • 30 Post hook left
  • 30 Post hook right
  • 30 Post fade left
  • 30 Post fade right
  • 30 Post up and under
  • 25 Post hop shot
  • 0 Post step back shot
  • 30 Post drive
  • 30 Post spin
  • 0 Post drop step
  • 20 Post hop step


  • 50 Dish to open man
  • 52 Flashy pass
  • 65 Alley oop pass


  • 100 Pass interception
  • 95 Take charge
  • 100 On-ball steal
  • 95 Contest shot
  • 95 Block shot
  • 0 Foul
  • 0 Hard foul

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    This is basically a goat card


    You can basically say that about any new opal


    especially the new kawhi, he's not "basically" a goat card he is a goat card. EVERY stat is 98 or 99 except for shot iq(which obviously doesn't matter AT ALL) and 95 post hook(which is still good for a SG lol). He also has EVERY single badge in the game(except for steady obviously), with 62 being on HOF. The man also comes with 100 pass-interception, 100 on-ball steal, 100 contest, 100 block, and 0 foul/hard foul tendencies.

    Show 2 replies...

    I'm pretty sure every card in this set have goated tenancies


    yea true. kawhi just seems so perfect though.


    No its not its a NBA is back card


    look at curry man so inspirational


    ok, 2k didn't even try on the fx for this card.


    sorry WHAT


    Is the price for him 100k+ worth to buy or he will drop price again´╝č


    He is the best PG in the game. He won’t drop under 160-170k


    Can u help me, idk what to do now, btw I don't have much MT (I can't afford any GOAT or something w that price) THANKS :)


    How much is he going for in the auction house


    Prob cheap


    Kinda ironic cuz he's playing PF in the restart :/


    That's what I was thinking


    95 3? o k




    It’s 2k I’m not surprised, they gave Ben Wallace, Mutombo and Shaq 90+ 3


    Stfu ben simmions > kobe and mj combined


    simmions is at a different level then ben simmons


    Mans made one three wtf do you mean

    Show 1 reply...

    Threes are overatted af


    Who is this fat bum?!?!!

    KOSTAS ANTETOKOUNMPO 3J and LONZO are way better!!!


    so this card is almost as good as goat kobe 6'10 and can play pg while having more badge then the goat kobe.

    what even is this game anymore.


    Hes much better than goat kobe


    when you hit similar the prime ben simmons is the first on the second fucking pace fix this shit 2kmtcentral


    just because he can't shoot 3s probably


    Yesssirrr but it should be a goat card cause he he the mvp




    it is a goat card bruh lamo


    He wont even be playing PG in the return, 2K aint doing their research lmfao


    Random Facts:

    Benjamin David Simmons (born 20 July 1996) is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for one season with the Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers, after which he was named a consensus first-team All-American and the USBWA National Freshman of the Year. Simmons was selected with the first overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the 76ers. After sitting out a year due to an injured right foot, he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2018. Simmons was named NBA All-Star in 2019 and 2020.

    Simmons attended Box Hill Senior Secondary College before moving to the United States to attend Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida. In his only season in college, LSU began the season with high expectations, but failed to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. Simmons left school to enter the NBA draft, becoming the third Melbourne-born number one overall pick (following Andrew Bogut and Kyrie Irving) in 11 years. Simmons is the son of an American-born father, Dave, who played pro basketball in Australia. A dual citizen of Australia and the United States, Simmons has played for the Australian national team.

    1 Early life
    2 High school career
    2.1 Sophomore year
    2.2 Junior year
    2.3 Senior year
    3 College career
    4 Professional career
    4.1 Philadelphia 76ers (2016–present)
    4.1.1 Draft year injury (2016–17)
    4.1.2 Rookie season (2017–18)
    4.1.3 First All-Star selection (2018–19)
    4.1.4 2019–20 season
    5 National team career
    6 Career statistics
    6.1 NBA
    6.1.1 Regular season
    6.1.2 Playoffs
    6.2 College
    7 Personal life
    8 See also
    9 References
    10 External links

    Early life

    Simmons was born in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy to father Dave and mother Julie.[1][2][3] His father is an African-American expatriate who became a naturalised citizen of Australia,[4][5] and his mother is a white Australian.[4] He was raised alongside five brothers and sisters—Melissa, Emily, Liam, Sean, and Olivia—the first four being from his mother's previous marriage.[2][6] His father played college basketball for Oklahoma City University in the United States before turning professional with the Melbourne Tigers in Australia's National Basketball League in 1989.[7]

    Simmons was raised in Newcastle from the age of 18 months while his father played and coached in the city. Simmons began playing basketball at the age of seven in the Newcastle Hunters' under-12 representative team and played two more years for Lake Macquarie and Newcastle.[8] While in Newcastle, he also played junior rugby league.[9][10]

    At age 10, Simmons returned to Melbourne and began playing junior basketball for the Knox Raiders.[11] Along with basketball, he also played Australian rules football at the junior level.[12] In Year 7, while attending Whitefriars College, Simmons was named MVP after he helped Whitefriars win the Year-7 Division 1A Basketball premiership.[13]

    As a teenager, Simmons was torn between his two loves of basketball and Australian rules football,[14] but eventually decided to focus on basketball.[15][16][17] In Year 9, at the age of 15, Simmons played basketball for Box Hill Senior Secondary College at the 2011 Australian Schools Championships[9] before taking up a scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport in 2012.[18] Later that year, Simmons made his first appearance in the United States at the renowned Pangos All-American Camp for basketball prospects.[19][20][21] Despite being only 15 years old, he was chosen to represent Australia at the 2012 FIBA Under-17 World Championship.[9]
    High school career
    Sophomore year

    In January 2013, Simmons moved to the U.S. to compete against boys of comparable size and athleticism.[9][19] He attended Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida, where he immediately started playing. In April 2013, he helped Montverde rally from a 16-point deficit to beat New Jersey's St Benedict's 67–65 in the final of the High School National Tournament.[9] After competing in the Jordan Brand Classic International Game,[22] he returned to Melbourne where he joined the Bulleen Boomers of the Big V competition in June 2013.[23] He played six games for Bulleen while averaging 12.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.3 steals, and 2.3 blocks per game.[24]
    Junior year

    Simmons returned to Montverde Academy for his junior season in 2013–14. On the season, Simmons averaged 18.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game while shooting 69 percent from the field and 77 percent from the free throw line. He recorded 88 blocks as well. Montverde finished the season with a 28–0 record, closing with a 71–62 victory over Oak Hill Academy in the High School National Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Simmons had 24 points and 12 rebounds as he earned MVP honours.[25][26] Following the season, he was named America's top high school junior and was voted MVP at the National Basketball Players' Association Top 100 camp.[27]
    Senior year
    Simmons in the 2015 McDonald's All-American Game

    On 12 November 2014, Simmons signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball for Louisiana State University (LSU).[25]

    On 28 January 2015, Simmons was named as a starter for the East team to compete in the 38th annual McDonald's All-American Game.[28][29] On 10 March 2015, he was named the Morgan Wootten Award winner, given annually to the best male McDonald's All-American player who exemplifies outstanding character, exhibits leadership, and embodies the values of being a student-athlete in the classroom and in the community. In doing so, he became just the second player from a Florida high school to win the award behind Austin Rivers in 2011.[30] He was then named the Naismith Prep Player of the Year on 12 March[31] and the Gatorade National Player of the Year on 24 March after leading the Eagles to a 28–1 record and a berth in the High School National Tournament for the third straight year.[32] In 29 regular season games, he averaged 28.0 points, 11.9 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.6 steals per game while shooting 70.7 percent from the field and recording 24 double-doubles.[32]
    Simmons at a closed McDonald's All-American practice

    After competing in the 2015 McDonald's All-American Game on 1 April, Simmons led Montverde Academy to a third consecutive High School National Tournament title with a 70–61 win over Oak Hill Academy on 4 April at Madison Square Garden. He again earned MVP honours after recording 58 points and 35 rebounds over the three-day tournament.[33][34] He then competed in the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit for the World Team on 11 April and scored 13 points in a 103–101 win over Team USA.[35]

    Considered a five-star recruit by, Simmons was listed as the No. 1 power forward and the No. 1 player in the nation in 2015.[36]
    College career

    Entering his freshman year of college, Simmons began his career on a four-stop national tour in Australia with the LSU Tigers men's basketball team. Relishing the opportunity to show his teammates where it all began for him,[37] Simmons made his debut for LSU on 15 August in an 89–75 win over the Newcastle All-Stars in the first game of LSU's preseason Australia trip. His double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds led the way for the Tigers, playing at the Newcastle Basketball Stadium where his father played professionally for the Newcastle Falcons in the late 1990s.[38] The Tigers completed their five-game Australian tour with a 3–2 record, and over the five games, Simmons averaged 20 points and nine rebounds per game to lead the team in all major statistical categories.[39][40] Upon returning to the United States, Simmons was featured on the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook 35th anniversary cover,[41] was named the SEC's Preseason Player of the Year,[42] and earned Associated Press preseason All-America team honours.[43] His Preseason Player of the Year honour made him just the second freshman to earn the award, joining Kentucky's Julius Randle in 2013, and his All-America team honour made him just the fourth freshman to be honoured on the preseason team.[43]

    On 13 November 2015, Simmons made his college debut in LSU's season opener, recording a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds as a starter in a win over McNeese State.[44] He helped LSU start the season 3–0 before recording 21 points, 20 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals in a loss to Marquette on 23 November.[45] On 2 December, he helped LSU break a three-game losing streak by recording 43 points, 14 rebounds, 7 assists, 5 steals and 3 blocks in a 119–108 win over North Florida. His 43 points were the most for a Tigers player since Shaquille O'Neal had 43 against Northern Arizona on 28 December 1991.[46] After recording 14 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Kentucky on 5 January 2016, Simmons was dubbed the best all-round player since LeBron James by NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson.[47] On 11 February, he was named to the 35-man midseason watchlist for the Naismith Trophy.[48] Nine days later, Simmons came off the bench for the first time after being removed from LSU's starting line-up for their game against Tennessee due to academic reasons.[49] Following the conclusion of the regular season, Simmons was named first-team All-Southeastern Conference and the league's Freshman of the Year on the 2016 Coaches SEC voting. He was also named to the eight-player All-SEC Freshman team.[50]

    The team's regular season was largely regarded as a disappointment.[51] After ranking No. 21 in the preseason AP Top 25 vote, LSU finished the regular season with an 18–13 record, including 11–7 in SEC play.[52][53]

    As the fourth seed in the 2016 SEC Tournament, Simmons helped LSU (18–13) defeat Tennessee in the quarter-finals to move on to the semi-finals where they faced first-seeded Texas A&M. LSU bowed out of the tournament with a demoralising 71–38 loss to the Aggies, as Simmons was unsuccessful in leading the Tigers to an NCAA tournament berth.[54] Simmons completed the 2015–16 season having played in 33 games with 32 starts. He led the team in all major statistical categories except three-point and free throw shooting, finishing with averages of 19.2 points, 11.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 2.0 steals and 0.8 blocks in 34.9 minutes per game, while shooting 56.0% from the field, 33.3% from three-point range and 67.0% from the free throw line.[55] In the SEC, he ranked fourth in points, first in rebounds, third in field goal percentage, fifth in assists, and second in steals.

    Following the announcement of the NCAA tournament field, with LSU failing to earn a bid, Tigers head coach Johnny Jones announced that the team would not play in any postseason tournament. On 21 March 2016, Simmons declared for the 2016 NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.[56] He withdrew from school at the conclusion of the season with plans to move immediately to Phoenix, Arizona in advance of the NBA draft.[57] He also signed with American sports agency Klutch Sports, which is primarily owned by Rich Paul.[58][59]
    Professional career
    Philadelphia 76ers (2016–present)
    Draft year injury (2016–17)

    In the week leading up to the 2016 NBA draft, Simmons' attitude and character were questioned by a number of NBA media analysts.[60] Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown, former Australian national team coach and a friend of the Simmons family, repudiated the claims being made and was content with Simmons' pre-draft behaviour.[60] On 23 June, he was selected by Brown and the 76ers with the number one overall pick in the 2016 draft, becoming the third Melbourne-born number one overall pick in 11 years (Andrew Bogut in 2005 and Kyrie Irving in 2011).[61] He was also the first college player in the modern era to be selected with the first overall pick despite never playing in the NCAA Tournament.[62]

    On 3 July 2016, Simmons signed his rookie scale contract with the 76ers and joined the team for the 2016 NBA Summer League.[63][64] While he shot the ball poorly during his first three Summer League games, Simmons was praised for his court awareness and passing ability for a big man.[65] He went on to be named in the All-Las Vegas Summer League First Team,[66] and in six Summer League games, he averaged 10.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.[67]

    On 30 September 2016, Simmons rolled his right ankle during the 76ers' final training camp scrimmage. After receiving an X-ray and MRI of the foot and ankle, it was determined that Simmons had suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot,[68] and was estimated to miss three to four months.[69] However, on 24 February 2017, he was ruled out for the entire 2016–17 season after tests revealed that his broken right foot had not fully healed.[70][71]
    Rookie season (2017–18)
    Simmons with teammate Joel Embiid in 2018.

    Some pundits doubted his strength, fitness and scoring prowess after a full season on the sidelines, with only an outside chance for Rookie of the Year.[72] In his NBA debut on 18 October 2017, Simmons had 18 points and 10 rebounds in a 120–115 season-opening loss to the Washington Wizards.[73] In his third game, on 21 October, Simmons recorded 18 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in a 128–94 loss to the Toronto Raptors, joining Oscar Robertson as the only players ever to post 10+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ assists in their first three NBA games.[74] In his fourth game, on 23 October, Simmons recorded his first career triple-double with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a 97–86 win over the Detroit Pistons,[75] becoming the third rookie after Robertson (1960) and Art Williams (1967) to record a triple-double in his first four games.[76] He went on to become the only player in NBA history to begin a season with at least 170 points, 100 rebounds and 80 assists in his team's first 10 games.[77] On 29 November, he had 31 points and a career-high 18 rebounds in a 118–113 win over the Wizards.[78][79] On 22 February, he scored a career-high 32 points, making two free throws with 5.6 seconds left to complete Philadelphia's rally from five points down in the final minute, as the 76ers beat the Chicago Bulls 116–115.[80] On 15 March against the New York Knicks, Simmons recorded his second consecutive triple-double and joined Robertson and Magic Johnson as the third rookie in NBA history to reach 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists.[81][82] His triple-double against the Knicks was his eighth of the season, thus entering second place for most triple-doubles in a rookie season, trailing only Robertson (26).[83] On 19 March against the Charlotte Hornets, Simmons recorded 11 points, 12 rebounds and 15 assists, and became the third rookie to have 0 turnovers in a triple-double game.[84][85] On 24 March, he recorded his 10th triple-double of the season with 15 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists in a 120–108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.[86] On 26 March, he had 11 assists in a 123–104 win over the Denver Nuggets, topping Allen Iverson (567) to set the team rookie record for assists.[87] On 6 April, he had 27 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists in a 132–130 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, leading the 76ers to their 13th straight win.[88] He was subsequently named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday 2 April to Sunday 8 April.[89] In the 76ers' penultimate game of the regular season on 10 April, the 76ers set a franchise record with their 15th consecutive victory following a 121–113 win over the Atlanta Hawks, with Simmons recording 13 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.[90] The 76ers finished the regular season with a 16th straight win to earn the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Their record of 52–30 set the best team mark since 2001, when they went 56–26.[91] At the conclusion of the regular season, Simmons was named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in March and April, earning the award for the third consecutive month and the fourth time overall.[92]

    In his playoff debut, in Game 1 of the 76ers' first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat, Simmons had 17 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds in a 130–103 win.[93] In Game 4, Simmons helped the 76ers take a 3–1 lead in the series with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in a 106–102 win. He became the first rookie since Magic Johnson in 1980 to have a playoff triple-double, and became the fifth rookie with a triple-double in the playoffs, joining Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry Lucas and Tom Gola.[94] Simmons helped the 76ers move on to the second round of the playoffs with a 4–1 defeat of the Heat, as he recorded 14 points and 10 rebounds in a 104–91 win in Game 5.[95] The 76ers went on to lose in five games to the Boston Celtics in the second round, with Simmons recording 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists in a 114–112 loss in Game 5.[96] At the season's end, Simmons was named the NBA Rookie of the Year[97] and earned NBA All-Rookie First Team honours.[98]
    First All-Star selection (2018–19)

    In September 2018, Simmons announced that during the off-season he began working to improve his shooting with his brother Liam Tribe-Simmons, former assistant coach for University of California, Riverside Highlanders men's basketball team and Southwest Baptist Bearcats men's basketball team, and would continue to do so for the remainder of the season.[99][100] In the 76ers' season opener on 16 October 2018, Simmons recorded 19 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists in a 105–87 loss to the Boston Celtics.[101] Two days later, he had a triple-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists in a 127–108 win over the Chicago Bulls. He reached his 13th career triple-double with 2:34 left in the third and became the first Sixer to ever get one in a home opener.[102] On 2 January, he scored 29 points in a 132–127 win over the Phoenix Suns.[103] On 5 January, he recorded his sixth triple-double of the season with 20 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in a 106–100 win over the Dallas Mavericks.[104] On 11 January, he had 23 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in a 123–121 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.[105] Two days later, he had 20 points, 22 rebounds and nine assists in a 108–105 win over the New York Knicks.[106] On 15 January, with 20 points, 11 rebounds, and 9 assists against the Minnesota Timberwolves,[107] Simmons became the second fastest player in NBA history to reach 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists, trailing only Oscar Robertson.[108] Simmons reached this milestone in 125 games, which is 9 games faster than Magic Johnson and 33 games faster than LeBron James.[108] On 23 January, he had 21 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in a 122–120 win over the San Antonio Spurs.[109] On 31 January, he received his first All-Star selection as an Eastern Conference reserve,[110] becoming the first Australian to receive the honour.[111] On 28 February, he recorded his ninth triple-double of the season with 11 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists in a 108–104 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.[112] Two days later, he had 25 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists in a 120–117 loss to the Golden State Warriors.[113] In game two of the 76ers' first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets, Simmons had his second career postseason triple-double with 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to lead Philadelphia to a 145–123 win.[114] In game three of the series, Simmons scored a postseason career-high 31 points on 11-of-13 shooting in a 131–115 win over the Nets, putting the 76ers up 2–1 in the series.[115]
    2019–20 season

    On 7 December 2019, Simmons scored a career-high 34 points, while making 12 out of 14 shots in a 141–94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, which included his second NBA career three-pointer.[116]
    National team career

    Simmons represented Australia at the 2012 FIBA Under-17 World Championship at age 15. He helped his team win a silver medal.[9] Simmons' tournament highlights included a 26-point, 10-rebound, 5-steal outing against the Czech Republic.[117] A year later, after participating in the Australian Boomers camp ahead of the Sino-Australia Challenge, Simmons made his senior debut for Australia in the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championship against New Zealand. He subsequently scored four total points in the two-game series and was a part of the gold medal winning Australian team.[118]

    In July 2014, Simmons was added to the Boomers extended squad for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.[119] However, he was later cut from the squad as he did not make the final 12-man roster.[120] In August 2015, Simmons signaled his intentions to represent Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympics and said he was aiming to win a medal.[121] However, in April 2016, Simmons instead decided to not join the Boomers for the Rio Olympics in order to concentrate on preparing for his rookie season in the NBA.[122] In October 2017, Simmons made clear his intentions to represent Australia at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.[123][124] On 15 May 2019, Simmons confirmed he would represent Australia in the 2019 FIBA World Cup and multiple exhibition games against Canada and the United States.[125] However, in July 2019, Simmons announced that he would not play for the Australian national team in 2019, citing "professional obligations".[126]


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