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Brett Brown says he'll experiment with Ben Simmons at point guard in his rookie season

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There is a strong feeling of optimism surrounding the Philadelphia 76ers heading into the 2016/17 season after they secured the number one draft pick Ben Simmons.

The young Australian's performances in the Summer League gave the Sixers fans a glimpse of what they can expect next year, and are sure to fill the Wells Fargo Center on many occasions to witness the future superstar in action as he attempts to resurrect the faltering franchise.

The 20-year-old displayed his full repertoire of skills representing the 76ers for the first time on an NBA setting and he showed exactly why he is so highly regarded.

Simmons is extremely versatile and can play at either forward position but due to his incredible passing ability, Philly head coach Brett Brown has confirmed that the LSU product may see some minutes at the point guard position in his debut campaign.

"I can't wait for the season to begin and all over the place I'm very, very excited to start our season," Brown said.

"I think [Simmons] is going to have some taste of [point guard] for sure. He'll dictate that himself when he rebounds and leads the break. I've said it many times, I think the NBA point guard is the hardest position in the NBA.

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"I think initially we're going to play him in different positions and that [point guard] will certainly be one of them. I believe he's an elite passer."

It's easy to see where the comparisons to LeBron James come from with Simmons' impressive eye for a pass and unselfishness that resemble the King's play.

With the Aussie in their ranks, the Sixers will surely be a team worth watching again and he could be the man to bring the good times back to the City of Brotherly Love.

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