Wizards broadcaster doubles down on Ben Simmons overrated claim

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As the Philadelphia 76ers took on the Washington Wizards on Friday night at Capital One Arena, there were some other more important storylines that mattered a bit more than the game itself.

The Sixers had just welcomed Joel Embiid back to the floor after missing a game due to the league’s contact tracing protocols and they then lost him after a knee injury that will cost him at least two weeks. Philadelphia was also playing without Ben Simmons who is still in the protocols and he also drew the ire of NBC Sports Washington.

Wizards play-by-play man Justin Kutcher was discussing the All-Star snub of Tobias Harris and he decided to take it out on Simmons who was named an All-Star despite not having the most glamorous stat line:

I’ve said it before and I know I’ll take flack for it…I think Ben Simmons is one of, if not the most, overrated players in the NBA. He’s gotten so much love and attention that people are not paying attention to what Tobias Harris is actually doing on the floor.

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Kutcher then took to Twitter to double down on that overrated claim.

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While Harris probably should have been an All-Star, that does not mean that Simmons did not deserve his. Sure, Simmons’ numbers don’t really pop off the page, but he does so many things for Philadelphia to win games. He is a guy who will do all of the little things from taking on the opposition’s best scorer on defense while also making his teammates better. To say he’s overrated is a bit of a reach.

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