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Ben Simmons becomes second player with 10 triple-doubles before 22nd birthday

Ben Simmons has had himself quite the rookie campaign, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 42-30 overall record, slotting the team fourth in the Eastern Conference. Saturday night, Simmons dropped 15 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds in a win versus the likely playoff-bound Minnesota Timberwolves. In Saturday night’s statement win over Minnesota, Simmons joined some elite company.

Simmons, in his rookie campaign, is only getting better down the stretch of the NBA season. In the month of March, Simmons has a similar  net rating (14.1) to MVP candidate James Harden (15.3).

To top it off, Simmons also has a higher offensive rating (119.9) than Harden (117.6) in the month of March. Furthermore, Ben Simmons also joined Oscar Robertson as the only rookies to average a triple-double over a seven-game span.