This has left the Sixers, and Simmons in a peculiar position, as head coach Doc Rivers was asked if Ben Simmons could be a championship point guard where Doc responded “I can’t answer that.” After a heated series with one of your star players performing how Simmons did, he would’ve liked to have some assurance/back-up from his manager in the media.
However, I agree with Doc on this take. Ben will never be a championship PG with his shooting, especially in crunch time. Now seeing that, I do believe that Ben would make a killer power forward. Forwards in the league are, for example, Anthony Davis, Giannis Antentokounmpo, John Collins, and PJ Tucker. These are players who do not neccessarily rely on their shooting capabilities, more-so their physical presence in “bully ball.” If Ben reverts to a #4 and gives the PG position to someone who can average 40-45% in field goal percentage, 35-38% in 3-point percentage, and 80-90% in free throw percentage, then we could see Philadelphia closing in on a long overdue title.