At 6-10, Simmons is one of the tallest ball-handlers in the league and now he wants to learn from one of the definitive "big" point guard in the history of the game, Magic Johnson. Johnson is the president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, so both the 76ers and Lakers organizations would need to approve of the pair meeting, of course.
Speaking pre-game in Philly, Magic Johnson reveals that Ben Simmons wants to sit down with him this summer to trade some "big guard" secrets if the Sixers, Lakers and the league office all sign off— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 10, 2019
Simmons is trying to model his game after Johnson's as much as possible in using his size, strength and speed to enhance his quality as a facilitator for teammates. Who better to tutor Simmons than the former Lakers great who himself stands 6-9?
The 76ers star may be trying to sit down with Johnson to absorb some knowledge, but perhaps the Lakers executive has other plans in mind: possibly hoping to lure Simmons to Los Angeles.
Simmons has yet to make a three-point shot in his NBA career, but he leads all players this season with assisted threes, having dished out 189.