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Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons purchased two participant votes to birth up in February’s NBA All-Critical particular person Game despite never having played in a game this season, consistent with the legit All-Critical particular person starter balloting returns released Thursday.
Players were tasked with choosing two backcourt avid gamers and three frontcourt avid gamers from the Jap and Western Conferences. Starters were chosen through a aggregate of participant, fan and media votes.
No media member selected Simmons, nonetheless 46,031 fans picked him to birth up this yr’s showcase. He ended up finishing 25th on the Jap Conference guard checklist in weighted ranking.
Simmons is currently sitting out this season after making a alternate interrogate over the summer. He briefly returned to the crew in October and took part in about a practices nonetheless rapidly left for exact.
The three-time All-Critical particular person has averaged 15.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1.7 steals over his four-yr NBA profession.