Ben Simmons, Andrew Wiggins show out while scrimmaging with other NBA stars
While the regular season is still far away, NBA fans got to watch some pro talent on display when Ben Simmons, Andrew Wiggins, and several other players participated in a scrimmage:
Ben Simmons and fellow NBA players were getting some practice in 👀
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) July 20, 2019
Simmons and Wiggins are the players that stand out in this clip
The Sixers point guard had multiple great moves, including a crossover that left his defender looking silly as he finished with a monstrous left-handed slam. Simmons also finished a fast break with a fancy Eurostep followed by a two-handed dunk. As impressive as his dunks were, there was still no sight of a jump shot attempt from Simmons.
Wiggins had some highlights of his own. The Canadian forward finished a lefty poster over Tristan Thompson, as well as a good looking pull-up trey over Simmons. He also showed his handles off in a nice blow-by and finish, once again past Simmons.
Obviously, the defense in the scrimmage was not anywhere near the quality it is in an NBA game. It was clear that these guys were just having a good time and showing off their best offensive moves.
Now, the two men will look to translate their dominant pick-up game offense to the NBA court. Simmons, in particular, will have lots of pressure to impress this season after signing a max contract with the Sixers. If he can continue to pull off those filthy moves, he will be worth every penny.