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.
Ben Simmons recorded his 10th triple-double on Saturday night against the Timberwolves, becoming the second player in NBA history to produce 10 triple-doubles before his 22nd birthday.@MagicJohnson had 13 prior to turning 22.
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— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 25, 2018
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— Dave DuFour (@DaveDuFourNBA) March 24, 2018
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.