PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ben Simmons is doing a good job of getting 76ers fans hyped for the 2017-18 season.
Simmons, 21, missed his entire first NBA season after having foot surgery and posted on his Instagram account on Monday saying, “I would have killed the old me on the court.”
Roughly a year since I arrived in Philly and some think I've stayed the same. I've had a year to learn, experience and develop my game to the point where I'm ready grab this up coming season by the throat. Looking back now I would have killed the old me on the court. Philly, it's going to be a scary sight. Let's go! 💪🏽
Simmons was Philadelphia’s No. 1 overall pick in 2016.
Simmons is expected to be the Sixers’ primary ball handler on offense and — along with the additions of 2017 No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz and J.J. Redick (and a healthy Joel Embiid, of course) — lead the team to playoff contention in 2017-18.