Brett Brown confirms Ben Simmons will spend …

PHILADELPHIA – Brett Brown has praised the growing defensive talents of Ben Simmons while also confirming that Simmons will spend time defending Toronto Raptors superstar Kawhi Leonard in the second round. “I think that Ben grows before our eyes,” Brown said at Philadelphia 76ers practice today. “His defensive effort in the Brooklyn series on D’Angelo [Russell]; I don’t know if it gets the credit. I don’t read much but I don’t think it gets the credit it should. We hope to have some carryover from that.”

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