I see everyone bashing Simmons non-stop. Killing the guy. This is only his 2nd year in the league. On the other hand everyone is standing in line to throw praise on Giannis. This is Giannis 6th year. Guess what? These two basically have the EXACT SAME weakness. Both cant shoot a lick beyond 3 feet. The only difference? One plays on a team that hides his weakness (a team loaded with 3 point shooting) and one is built horribly. Throw Simmons on the Bucks and he will have easy paths to the basket the entire game. He would dominate. big time. Problem is on the 76ers there is always at least 1 if not 2 dudes in the paint waiting for him. The spacing sucks. Throw Giannis on the 76ers and he would struggle. Teams could easily double team him and pack the paint because every 76ers lineup has at least 2 bad shooters. Go bash me all you want. But wait till we get deep in the playoffs when the elite teams will be able to force Lopez off the floor. Then they will pack the paint and lets see how efficient Giannis will be. When Giannis will be forced to shoot he will be as horrible as Simmons has been. Im sorry but in todays NBA you are not going to win at the elite level if you cant shoot beyond 3 feet. It does not matter if you are Simmons or Giannis .
> These two basically have the EXACT SAME weakness. Both cant shoot a lick beyond 3 feet. No one fall for the bait guys. This guy is just trying to gather reactions.
You think Simmons has the same ability to get to the rim as Giannis? The same athleticism?
Yeah I see Ben do almost free throw line dunks all the time in games
> The same athleticism? Different athleticism. Less size, length, and strength but definitely more speed, agility, and quickness. Thats why Giannis is better at guarding 4s and 5s and Ben is better at guarding 1s and 2s. edit: circle jerk is hella st
Imagine thinking Simmons has more speed, agility and quickness then Giannis...
Comparing Simmons to Giannis is in the top10 of the dumbest things you could do. Maybe top5.
Giannis asserts himself. Simmons wont even do that unless hes in the open court.
Won’t or can’t? Hard to say for me
> When Giannis is actually the same. Well yes, but actually no.
But giannis hits at least like 1 3pt shot per game
Yeah. Giannis is closer to Kidd in the regard that there’s quite a bit of hope for him to develop a shot.
Two words. UNASSISTED DUNKS
u/DeathStarLineup and garbage Giannis posts. Name a more iconic duo.
u/DeathStarLineup and garbage LeBron posts
u/DeathStarLineup and stanning KD like he’s a quiresultan burner
sits at a solid -120 for me on RES.
Dude this has to be the Death Star guy that had the suns flair.
One of the first posts with this account I thought wow there are two idiots who think the same, but then I realized he got banned or something and created a new one because he bolds the same words he used to and writes the same exact way
Ahem. .... Giannis > Simmons.
>and lets see how efficient Giannis will be. He averaged 24.8/25.7 the previous 2 playoffs w/o Lopez, with .563/620 TS%s. So, he should be really efficient. This information is very easy to find.
He also was held down to 16 and 22 points in the most important games against Boston last year. He didnt score a single bucket in the 4th quarter of an elimination game last year.
lol, he had 31 in Game 6.
>He didnt score a single bucket in the 4th quarter of an elimination game last year. This is absolutely wrong. You are conveniently leaving out Game 6 (an elimination game), where Giannis put up 31 pts, 14 rebs, 4 asts, 0 tos on 56.5 FG%. He scored 12
Giannis is aggressive. Simmons plays very passive. Sometimes you forget Simmons is on the court.
Sometimes you forgets Simmons is on the team.
Giannis is a below average shooter by NBA standards Simmons is a below average shooter by your local YMCA standards
At least Giannis is trying
Yeah, he made one today I saw. Shit, if he keeps practicing with splash mountain hes going to be lethal from downtown
He sure is Jennifer
Giannis is more dominate a scorer. Giannis attempts shots. If you give Giannis space hell close the gap faster than most people can react. Same issue, but youre talking about 2 different athletes with 2 different games.
I’m impressed you have the balls to post anything immediately after he dismantled the Pistons while having a bad shooting night even by his standard, despite saying all year he’d get smashed in the playoffs. Points for determination.
Pistons without Blake are a 20 win team. Also with the dumbest coach in the playoffs. Im actually disappointed that Giannis didnt score 40 against that pathetic team/coach
Same, unfortunately he just dominated too hard to play that many minutes. 24/17 in 23 minutes is truly terrible.
Giannis is up near Lebron prime level tier. Simmons is.....nowhere near that. Giannis is going to be the best player on the court every night. Simmons isnt even the best or 2nd best guy on his own team.
Ridiculous. Near Lebron prime tier? The dude hasnt even won a playoff series against a team with a winning record yet.
can we chill with the Giannis love just a bit? Maybe until he does something in the playoffs?
Ben Simmons is better than Giannis was his 2nd year in the league
Exactly. Im not saying Simmons is the same as Giannis now. But they have the same weakness.
Also much older
First of all, this is his third season, he was injured in his first but the sixers played this game with every rookie they picked around the time. Boy can’t shot, gets hyped, talks a big game but can’t deliver, that’s why people trash him, cause he
NGL, I would trade playoff Ben Simmons for playoff DJ Augustin if I were the Sixers. Cant say the same for Giannis
Lets keep it all the way real. Jared Dudley showed more heart than Simmons.
Not a good hot take. Giannis cant be guarded no matter the circumstance. If you had the game on the line and had to choose between Ben Simmons or Giannis to take the game winning jump shot, I’m going going with Giannis even if he can’t shoot that wel
I disagree. Plant a shot blocking center in the paint and lets see if Giannis can consistently beat his man and the shot blocker waiting for him at the rim. His efficency would drop massively. The way it is now is Lopez draws out the Center. So Giannis
Well if you’re planting a center in the pint they will consistently get a defensive three seconds called.
But but but he does
> Plant a shot blocking center in the paint .. His efficency would drop massively. ...the best shot blocking/rim protecting center in the East (certainly the best still available in the playoffs) is Embiid. Giannis averaged 43 pts on 56% from the fi
Did you start watching basketball this year? You’re just embarrassing yourself. Who was the Bucks’ starting center the previous 2 years? What were Giannis’ numbers during that time?
You really think you have an original thought here with “put a rim protector in the paint”??
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SkJ_Utx_3-E I know you don’t watch his games, but you should see him rape Gobert. Think he was at a -40 for the game (but the Jazz still won). Crazy game.
Giannis makes his free throws and is actually demonstrating improvements as a shooter. Ben doesnt look like he even cares about it. Giannis is also much more terrifying around the rim. And better defensively. Its not even close.
Switch simmons and giannis and the 76ers are instantly a way better team, lmao
Ahh the troll gets a new flair. When’s your 5th name change coming?
From 16-23 ft, Giannis shot 41% this season. Simmons shot 10% from that range. So yeah, exactly the same.
Hey DeathStar it’s been a couple days, but Giannis can actually score in the playoffs so no they aren’t the same. But nice try!
Giannis can score because he has the perfect team built around him to hide his weakness. Ben does not.
Ben can’t score because Ben isn’t as good as Giannis and Ben would rather pass the ball then try to score, but okay bud
Giannis seems to what it more than Ben as a sixer fan Im out on ben, he acts like hes accomplished something when he hasnt done shit he cant shoot atleast Giannis is attempting threes. I would like the sixers to trade ben for someone like Dame and picks
Come on bro. Ben is in his 2nd year. Giannis is in his 6th. How can you say Ben is so terrible. Ben has one in a generation court vision. Build a better team around him and he would flourish.
Bro he does nothing on offence all he does is stand in the dunker spot he doesnt even fight for rebounds, he has shown no improvement from last year and no spacing for Embiid you can double Embiid because ben literally no threat watch the game over joel a
L. O. L. If Ben attacked the paint half as much as Giannis did, he would improve so fucking much. They have different mentalities. Giannis is a killer who will do whatever it takes to takeover a game. I feel like he and Joel compete the same way, thou
But heres the difference. Ben attacks the rim and there are 2 guys waiting for him. Giannis attacks the rim and its empty. If Ben had a more empty paint to attack he would do it more often. Even Lebron in his prime had a hard time attacking the paint wit
Bens to blame for not having a floater or midrange to play like a normal PG. Thats why there are always 2 guys waiting for him in the paint. Its not Embiids fault he occupies the space that a normal center should. Its a point-guards responsibility to kn
People just hate Simmons. He hasnt even reached his prime yet.
Bucks last year: 8.8 3PM per game (27th in the league), 35.5 3P% (22nd) Giannis last year: 26.9 ppg on .599 TS Sixers this year: 10.3 3PM per game (19th in the league), 35.9 3P% (8th) Simmons this year: 16.9 ppg on .582 TS Whoever believes that what s
Maybe if he was showing any improvement at all as a shooter he wouldnt be getting hate. This is gonna be 2 playoffs in a row now where his team loses because he cant shoot.
This is gonna be 2 playoffs in a row now where his team loses because he cant shoot. Its literally been 1 game.. the overreaction on this sub is crazy. Also this is only his second season in the league, hes got plenty of time to grow.
Their games are different. Ben doesnt shoot at all. He doesnt need to necessarily be a knock down shooter but he needs to be able to keep defenses honest. He had all season to work on that. All we talking is 1 or 2 jumpers a quarter. Most will be wide ope