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Old 11-19-2017, 04:00 AM   #1
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Default Does Simmons already have better ball handling/more diverse array of post moves than

Lebron?

Just watching the gsw vs sixers highlights and I can see why people say he plays like Lebron. Someone in another thread said he does everything like Lebron just to a slightly worse degree but it seems like he has an edge in footwork and handles already despite his bigger size.
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Default Re: Does Simmons already have better ball handling/more diverse array of post moves than

No. We don't have a big enough sample size to realistically compare their skillsets.

What we do know is that Simmons has the length & speed of LeBron, but not the strength, so he can't bully his way for the easy 2 the way LeBron can. He can still run through the smaller defenders, like he did to Iggy tonight, and he has an arsenal of moves to outmaneuver bigs, but the difference of strength is what really sets them apart. He'll NEVER be able to score at LeBron's rate unless he gets his jump shot going. He's more Lamar Odom than LeBron at this point in time.
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Default Re: Does Simmons already have better ball handling/more diverse array of post moves than

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Lebron?

Just watching the gsw vs sixers highlights and I can see why people say he plays like Lebron. Someone in another thread said he does everything like Lebron just to a slightly worse degree but it seems like he has an edge in footwork and handles already despite his bigger size.

I watched simmons today, and while his handle is crazy, I think LeBron's is still a good deal better. LeBron;s handle is ridiculous for a 6'8" player with his usage rate. His turnover rate is also low. It's really tight and he can do all sorts of moves.
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Old 11-19-2017, 04:49 AM   #5
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Default Re: Does Simmons already have better ball handling/more diverse array of post moves than

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No. We don't have a big enough sample size to realistically compare their skillsets.

What we do know is that Simmons has the length & speed of LeBron, but not the strength, so he can't bully his way for the easy 2 the way LeBron can. He can still run through the smaller defenders, like he did to Iggy tonight, and he has an arsenal of moves to outmaneuver bigs, but the difference of strength is what really sets them apart. He'll NEVER be able to score at LeBron's rate unless he gets his jump shot going. He's more Lamar Odom than LeBron at this point in time.
No shades, I promise. But I really saw him bully Iguodala tonight, something LeBron has struggled to do?
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