Colin Cowherd: “Ben Simmons is not what we thought but he’s got value. He’s a great defender, All-NBA First Team. He’s strong, he scores at the rim, he has very good vision, great ball-handler. So what do you do? You go find a team with great shooters. Golden State is perfect. Steph on one side, Klay on the other, he would be a bigger and younger Draymond Green. You’ll have to find a team with a strong core, a strong culture, and a little bit of a savior complex. Golden State feels like they can make stuff work. Maybe Portland, CJ McCollum for Ben Simmons. Dame is great but he’s small and not much of a defender; Simmons can’t shoot but he’s big and a great defender. There is value here. Wherever Ben Simmons goes, he will not have to be the savior.” (Full Video Above)
Listen to Colin Cowherd explain why he thinks the Golden State Warriors could be the perfect backdrop for Ben Simmons to salvage his career on, as the former no. 1 overall pick has quickly become one of the most derided players in the NBA for his bizarre freefall in the 2021 postseason that saw him literally become scared to shoot the ball late in games.
Check out the video above as Colin details the real value Simmons brings to a team at this point in his dwindling career.