Ben Simmons: 'I'm a Starting Point Guard'

Fultz wanted to calm down the masses after tweaking his ankle.		 Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Fultz wanted to calm down the masses after tweaking his ankle. Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Fultz tweeted Sunday: "I'm ok, thank you for all who where anxious!"

He added: "I have no problem sharing the ball". So having two players that can handle the ball off of defensive rebounds is going to be fun to watch.

"We're excited to use him as the primary ball carrier", Brown said of Simmons after drafting Fultz. Fultz is a traditional point guard.

The 6-foot-10 Simmons said he has bought into head coach Brett Brown's vision for the 2017-18 season, even though he would be one of the tallest players to ever play point guard in the National Basketball Association. "But I'm a starting point guard", Simmons told reporters Sunday at the Las Vegas summer league.

Keep in mind, the 20-year-old had missed his entire rookie campaign due to a Jones fracture in his right foot. While he played forward for the majority of his one season at LSU, Simmons is thought to be an extremely gifted passer with well above-average court vision. Staying healthy has proven hard for these would-be stars, so it's understandable fans would be nervous about Fultz's injury. Fortunately, head coach Brett Brown seemingly put that question to bed, as Matt Lombardo of NJ.com reported that the plan is to play Simmons at point guard.

Defensively, Simmons will likely guard power forwards, allowing him to stay closer to the basket and contribute as a rebounder and then push the tempo in transition. To complement its slew of promising young talent, Philadelphia has also signed veterans J.J. Redick and Amir Johnson as free agents this summer.

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