Simmons was recently interviewed by ESPN during a game at the Las Vegas Summer League, where he said that he believes he is a starting National Basketball Association point guard. To accommodate all three players, one could argue, the Sixers would be better off playing Simmons at point forward instead of point guard.
Fultz, who recorded eight points in 15 minutes in Philadelphia's 95-93 win, landed on Warriors guard Jabari Brown's heel while trying to stop Brown from driving to the basket. Simmons had this to say regarding his position on offense, "I think Coach [Brown] wants to start me at the point, but I think once we get into the flow of things, whoever gets the rebound is going".
"We're excited to use him as the primary ball carrier", Brown said of Simmons after drafting Fultz.
"I feel great", Simmons said Sunday, speaking to the media for the first time since the end of the season. "[Fultz] doesn't, either. Watching him play, he can share the ball", Simmons told reporters.
Simmons averaged 4.8 assists while playing forward in his only season at LSU. It would also allow Fultz to come in and focus on being a scorer first, which he had much success doing in his lone season at Washington past year. "I have no problem sharing the ball, he doesn't either". For months, folks have questioned whether the 76ers were making the right decision by turning the 6-foot-10, 240-pounder into a point guard.