The pondering surrounding Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons has been a controversial one. Some recognize him for what he’s as a high 25 participant and an All-Star and others criticize him for his lack of a soar shot and offensive limitations.
Simmons was awarded with a $170 million contract extension over the summer season that can hold him in Philadelphia over the subsequent 5 years and that contract extension bothered one in every of hid 2016 draft classmates.
New Orleans Pelicans ahead Brandon Ingram, who was drafted one decide after Simmons in 2016 by the Los Angeles Lakers, expressed some frustrations after he didn’t obtain an extension. In the meantime, draft mates Simmons, the Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown, and the Sacramento Kings’ Buddy Hield acquired one and Ingram believes he deserves one and is healthier than them.
Ingram instructed ESPN:
“Once we talked in regards to the extension, in fact, I’m human,” Ingram stated. “Once I take a look at different guys, I’m like, ‘This m—–f—– bought an extension? Oh my god. Man, we will lace up proper now and play one-on-one to 15 and this m—–f—– gained’t rating.’ That’s how I checked out it as a competitor.”
Ingram is having a little bit of a breakout season for New Orleans averaging 25.three factors and seven.zero rebounds whereas capturing 40.9% from deep, all profession highs for him. If he continues to place up that sort of manufacturing, he’ll finally earn his personal extension.
Within the meantime, Simmons has earned his extension along with his terrific all-around play and his All-Star look at simply 23-years previous. Regardless of his limitations on offense, he’s nonetheless one of many higher gamers within the league.