Nets’ Kyrie Irving praises Ben Simmons basketball IQ

Star Nets guard Kyrie Irving sounds excited about finally getting on the court alongside playmaker Ben Simmons.

According to basketball insider Nick Friedell of ESPN, Irving loves Simmons’ basketball IQ. “That level of talent, and IQ and motivation and drive — anything’s possible,” said the ball-handling guard.


“He has that ‘it’ inside of him so now we just have to slowly develop him where he knows that he can just go out there and be himself. We want him to be his highest potential of himself As a player, be able to accomplish things out on the floor that he wasn’t able to do the last few years. And just have some fun being at peace around him,” says Irving. “Having a point guard 6-10, 6-11, I’m also a point guard, lead guard, whatever you want to call my position. It’s good to get off the ball and have him get up and down the floor. It’s going to take time obviously for health-wise, but we’re patient, so just wait for him to look like he’s in All-Star form again, which I know will happen soon.”


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