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NBA: I know I’m the best rookie – Simmons

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Ben Simmons said he knows he is the best rookie in the NBA as the Philadelphia 76ers sensation eyes All-Star selection alongside LeBron James. All-Star and Rookie of the Year candidate Simmons has taken the NBA by storm in his first full season after his rookie campaign was delayed by a serious foot injury in 2016, having been drafted with the number one pick. The 21-year-old is averaging 16.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game for the 76ers, while he has recorded four triple-doubles and 18 double-doubles.

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NBA global superstars bounce into the UK

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Two of the most famous names in NBA basketball bounce into London's 02 on Thursday night looking to move a step closer not only to silverware, but also to boost their global commercial appeal. Boston Celtics are among the US's greatest sports franchises, and decades ago were the epitome of basketball. In the late 1950s and 1960s they clinched an unparalleled run of eight straight championships as they dominated the NBA as few clubs have done in any sport. The Philadelphia 76ers have struggled in recent decades but were at one time another powerhouse, and are currently seeing the fruition of a four year sports and business rebuilding programme. These historic rivals meet in the eighth regular-season

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Celtics’ youth movement shows NBA not finished with one-and-dones

It wasn't that long ago when finding an NBA coach that hated the "one-and-done" rule for college players was easy. Now, we've seen more and more NBA teams roll the dice on players with slightly more than a semester's worth of college to their name. Of the 30 players taken in the first round of the most recent NBA draft, 10 of the first 11 picks opted for the draft after their freshman year of college and a total of 16 first-rounders turned pro after their first season of college.

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Celtics, 76ers meet in London as NBA plays again in England

When the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers play Thursday in London, they'll both be looking to leave a mark on the league's global stage. A number of the players – including Kyrie Irving and Joel Embiid – set to take the court at the O2 Arena are also likely to appear in February's All-Star Game, some surely going to be bolstered by votes they get from those fans in London and watching worldwide.

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Celtics, 76ers meet in London as NBA plays again in England

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When the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers play Thursday in London, they'll both be looking to leave a mark on the league's global stage. For the teams, that's the obvious payoff. It'll also provide a reminder of the league's future. A number of the players — including Kyrie Irving and Joel Embiid — set to take the court at the O2 Arena are also likely to appear in February's All-Star Game, some surely going to be bolstered by votes they get from those fans in London and watching worldwide. And the amount of young talent that will be on display makes this the most hotly anticipated matchup of the eight regular-season games that have taken place in England. "I'm appreciative of all fan votes.

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Celtics, 76ers meet in London as NBA plays again in England

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When the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers play Thursday in London, they'll both be looking to leave a mark on the league's global stage. A number of the players — including Kyrie Irving and Joel Embiid — set to take the court at the O2 Arena are also likely to appear in February's All-Star Game, some surely going to be bolstered by votes they get from those fans in London and watching worldwide.

Source – sports.yahoo.com