Ben Simmons Weighs in on Donovan Mitchell's Pregame Rookie Definition Sweatshirt Troll

Apr 11, 2018, 08:55
Ben Simmons Weighs in on Donovan Mitchell's Pregame Rookie Definition Sweatshirt Troll

The Portland star had 6.1 three-point attempts per game as a rookie and finished that season with 185 threes. Clearly, I'm not the one losing sleep over this. "That's when I heard it around halftime, but I'm just blessed to be in this spot". "I thought it was something serious".

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green believes Donovan Mitchell should get the nod over Ben Simmons as NBA Rookie of the Year for 2018. The idea being that he's not really a rookie and shouldn't be eligible for Rookie of the Year honors.

"That's why I tweeted that [Waka Flocka] GIF with the caption, 'Okay.,'" Mitchell said.

Other NBA observers and fans took issue with Simmons' willingness to comment on individual accolades at all, even though he was directly asked about it in a dedicated interview segment.

"I'll say this. I'll put it in perspective for people who obviously don't play in the NBA and don't know the life of the NBA", Mitchell began. So, that's how I look at it and I hope that puts it in perspective for people. But at the end of the day, we're in the fourth seed.

The victor of the NBA Rookie of the Year award will be announced at the end of the postseason on June 25. "I got the Defensive Player of the Year and the Coach of the Year on my team, so I'm happy".

Our own Sixers beat writer Kyle Neubeck published a detailed statistical comparison between Simmons and Mitchell.

Mitchell has been absolutely outstanding in his first season with the Jazz, averaging 20.5 points, 3.7 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.

The 40-point Jazz win is the league's largest margin of victory against a reigning National Basketball Association champion since the 2006-07 season and Utah's biggest win against the Warriors in the Steve Kerr era.

Meanwhile, Simmons' 16 points, 8.2 assists and 8.1 rebounds per game saw the Sixers stand as the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference as they are on a rampant 15-0 winning streak and are in the playoffs for the first time since 2012.

"If I win, cool".

"Adidas we just wanted to have fun with it", Mitchell said, smiling. "But I don't care".