Colin Cowherd unveils why Philly's Ben Simmons is the NBA's next game-changer – FOXSports.com

– Let’s talk about Jayson Tatum. He plays for the Boston Celtics. He played at Duke. He has long, slender, athletic and offensively, he is gifted. He can shoot a 3. He can put a ball, as they say, on the deck, and drive the basket. He can finish at the rim. He is a tremendously agile athlete who is going to be a 24 point a game scorer for the next decade or more. I really, really like Jayson Tatum.

Let’s talk about Donovan Mitchell. He plays for Utah. He’s got a little Westbrook. He’s dynamic. He is quick. Difference is, he’s a really good shooter. He’s going to be a 24, 25 point a game guy or more for a long time in this league. He made a couple of shots yesterday near the basket, I have no idea how they went in.

He’s a dunk contest guy. He’s going to be exhilarating. Again, there’s some Westbrook there. He is also going to be a 24, 25 point a game guy for a decade. But only one of them, Ben Simmons, will change the league. By the way, Dominique Wilkins in his prime, averaged 30. George Gervin 33. T-Mac had a year he averaged 32. Magic changed the game. He averaged 19 in his career.

Ben Simmons is different, folks. A 6’10” point. Long, tough, he is already an elite defender. Unheard of as a rookie. He completely controls tempo. Most rookies walk into this league and it takes them a while to catch up to the speed of the NBA. It’s the opposite with him. Guards six inches shorter are struggling to keep up with his tempo.

Since Joel Embiid is hurt, the Sixers led by Ben Simmons, play faster than anybody in this league. He finishes

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