They are 8-2 without Leonard this year and just beat Indiana by 16 without him. The 2 games before Philly in which Leonard didn't play were back to back road victories by 20 or more points against the Clippers and then Warriors. Early in the year, they also won back to back road games against the Lakers and Jazz by 14 and 13 respectively, again without Leonard.
You mean like the 26/12/8 on 11 of 13 shooting he had against Toronto in his most recent game against the Raptors.
20 points, 22 rebounds, 9 assists from Simmons today against the Knicks.
He even hit a fadeaway from midrange (1:31 of the video).
I know most of you guys believe he's overrated, but meh, I don't care. Simmons, Giannis, Jokic and Luka are my favorite non-Celtics to watch right now.
Btw, there's speculation (although not from credible sources) that the Sixers might make Simmons available in a package for AD. If I were the Pels, I'd take Simmons + 2021 Miami unprotected first + more pick(s) over Tatum + pick(s) or whatever the Lakers may offer.
But then again, I'm really high on Simmons. At the end of the day, Simmons is a polarizing player. Either you love him or you consider him overrated. Perhaps the Pels GM considers him overrated.
Looks like some guys on Liberty Ballers are right. Simmons sucks against good teams and has great stats against bad teams that's why to some he is great.
Yea he really posts fat stat lines against lousy teams. Wake me up when he has a good game against bucks, Celtics, raptors, warrrior etc and the 76ers winZ I will legit be impressed at that point
You realize Leonard didn't play that game right? Toronto without Leonard is guess what? A bad team.
Perhaps you might want to reevaluate your position on the Raptors without Leonard.
If you really think a team a raptors team missing leonard (and jonas) is a good team, i don't really know what to tell you. They have some nice wins without him for sure, but that is probably as much teams overlooking them once Leonard is out.
I can also tell you that when Leonard did actually play Simmons had 8 points and 7 turnovers and only took 6 shots
Simmons was also +1 in that game because he had 10 rebounds and 11 assists (and he made 4 of those 6 shots) and he was a monster defensively. I mean Lowry was 2 of 8 for 7 points, 4 boards, and 4 assists and Danny Green was even worse (i.e. the starting backcourt of which Simmons was a key defensive component guarding). Why ignore the good things Simmons does? And of course, Leonard didn't guard Simmons, he was on Butler who ended with 38 points and 10 rebounds. Embiid's 5 of 17 and -23 was the reason the Sixers lost that game. Of course that doesn't fit your narrative, which is why you didn't bother to mention that.