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Ben Simmons has no fear of fitting in with the Nets: "My IQ is so high"

The debut is getting close.
Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons

The debut of Ben Simmons in a Brooklyn Nets jersey is closer by the day, and we are all definitely excited and interested in seeing how Ben will fit into this team and, even more importantly, if he has managed to work on the flaws in his game. It might sound unconventional and risky to bring in him in the middle of a tough playoff series in which his team is down, but Ben himself has no worries about it.

The facilitator

Obviously, Ben's game in the last year has been drastically overlooked because of his deficiency in the shooting department, but we must not forget this is a 6'10'' point guard with impeccable facilitating and defensive abilities. Two strengths that this Nets team could desperately use right now.

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Game 4 is heavily rumored to be the debut for Simmons in a Nets jersey, and with the way the series is going, it could be a pivotal game. Many fear that putting Ben into such a pressured situation, without a single game in almost a year and with this team, could be a mistake, but Simmons himself has no worries:

"We'll find out. It's a good challenge, but I'm looking forward to playing with these guys. I think for me, my IQ is so high to play with guys like [Kyrie Irving], Seth [Curry], [Durant]... I know how they want to play. For me, it's getting them in the spots and being the floor general, so it's exciting. I'm looking forward to it."

Ben Simmons, Hoop Central

It's nice to see Simmons believe in himself and show some confidence, considering how mentally challenging the last year has been for him. The Nets are in desperate need of a defensive stopper and offensive initiator that will set up KD and Kyrie for some easier looks versus the rugged defense of the Celtics.

Obviously, Ben has the potential of being the X-Factor that swings the series in the other direction, but you can just as easily see it go down south, with Simmons possibly shrinking in the moment or getting hacked to the free-throw line. One thing is for sure. Ben has to give it a go and play his game if he wants to save the Nets and, even more importantly, his career.


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