This thread is probably not going to get much activity, but I wanted to weigh in Colin Cowherd’s comparison between Ben Simmons and Magic Johnson. I watched a highlight video of Simmons based on the entire year. Here’s the video, followed by my thoughts:
Similarities: Height, speed in transition (Yeah, there was a time where Magic was fast, especially in transition), and backing players into the post. Oh, I guess he has ability to bring the ball up the court and play on the perimeter.
Differences: Based on the clip, I didn’t notice the same level of passing skills. I don’t know if I’d call Simmons a great dunker, but his dunking looks formidable when he’s going hard to the rim. (One interesting tidbit: He seems to like dunking when jumping off the wrong foot.)