Philadelphia 76ers executives concept they’d an excellent chance to signal LeBron James this summer time and have been disillusioned when he spurned them in loose company for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Basketball – NBA – Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers – O2 Area, London, Britain – January 11, 2018 Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum in motion with Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons REUTERS/Matthew Childs
So, too, was once emerging 76ers superstar Ben Simmons.
Simmons, the NBA’s 2017-18 Rookie of the Yr, mentioned he was once “somewhat bit” disillusioned that James selected the Lakers.
“On the identical time, he did the proper factor for him and his circle of relatives,” the 22-year-old Simmons instructed the Day by day Telegraph. “However it will’ve been nice to be informed from him, him being at the staff and clearly competing for a championship. However we’ve items to get there.”
The 76ers completed final season at 50-32 and the No. three seed within the Japanese Convention. They misplaced to Boston within the convention semifinals.
Simmons averaged 15.eight issues, eight.2 assists, eight.1 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 81 regular-season video games. He additionally averaged 16.three issues, 7.eight rebounds and seven.7 assists in 10 playoff video games.