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There are not many point guards in the form of Ben Simmons, a 6 & # 39; elite athlete who is as comfortable in the post as he begins the fast pause.
But Magic Johnson is one of them, and the Los Angeles Lakers president told reporters Sunday before the team's matchup against Philadelphia 76ers that Simmons " want to sit down with him this summer to deal with some "great guardian" secrets if the Sixers, Lakers and League office all signal, "according to Marc Stein of New York Times .
Johnson also praised Simmons games:
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Magi also boasted praise on Ben Simmons and said "I love his game. I love his vision. I also love basketball I.Q., he has very high basketball I.Q. Look at him now, see the east better. "Https://t.co/WO5LHfSorK
Without approval, Johnson will chat on Simmons being manipulated. And when Simmons is represented by Klutch Sports who also represents LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the latter, the Lakers made serious efforts To acquire before the NBA  trading deadline on Thursday, to no avail – Sixers cannot be enthusiastic about such conversations.
Lakers and Johnson have been fined on more than one opportunity for manipulation – and The pelicans asked the NBA to investigate for manipulation when Davis first announced his desire to act – so the organization is well acquainted with the violation at this time, which could be another factor in any decision made by Sixers in connection with any conversation
Obviously take back the obvious concerns, and Simmons could learn a lot from m johnson, a hall of fame point guard that is one of spi llets legends Johnson was versatile enough to play any position on the court, was one of the best passers-by in the game history and developed a solid jumper over time.
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I think Ben Simmons should definitely go out with Magic, no doubt the biggest point ahead of time. He should like. It is fantastic.
It is Magic's position as head of basketball operations that cause the issue.
Simmons, to this point, doesn't have much of a jumper at all. But he can get to the edge against most defenders, is a natural fit and playmaker, and is an underrated defender given his length and athleticism. If the jumper develops, he will be a threat.
As it stands, he is one of the game's brightest young talents, and in most cases it would be quite natural for him to seek advice from a former superstar. But given the whole context of a potential meeting between Johnson and Simmons, it's a little more complicated.