Ben Simmons has been off to a mesmerizing start to his rookie season, getting in the early triple-double watch with averages of 17.8 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 8.0 assists per game. The Philadelphia 76ers talisman has been so impressive, in fact, that he's managed to put himself in rare air, becoming the first player since Oscar Robertson to pull down 100 rebounds and dish out 80 assists through the first 10 games of the season, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 8, 2017
Simmons totaled 178 points, 101 rebounds, and 80 assists while playing only 35.3 minutes a night, making the most of his all-around game while leading a much-improved Sixers team to 6-4.
While many have questioned his ability to shoot the ball, Simmons has had no problem scoring the ball efficiently thus far, shooting 48.7 percent from the field despite having yet to have made a three-pointer in his young NBA career.
This furious start to the season will do wonders for his hopes to win the Rookie of the Year award after sitting out last season due to injury. Unlike his fellow teammate Joel Embiid, the Sixers have unleashed him in full throttle this season and are now reaping the fruits of their patience during his recovery with a 6-foot-10 point-forward who has an incredible ceiling as he gets more acquainted with the NBA game.