Lee Jenkins on Ben Simmons, LeBron's odes to Mike, & OKC's Paul George dilemma

Lee Jenkins on Ben Simmons, LeBron's odes to Mike, & OKC's Paul George dilemma

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show - December 12, 2017 - 58:38

On today's show, Ben Golliver is joined by SI Senior Writer Lee Jenkins for a deep dive into Lee's recent feature on Ben Simmons. What does Lee make of Philly's rookie sensation and his fit alongside Joel Embiid? What role did LeBron James play in Simmons' development? Why was there a debate about Simmons' natural position? What's next for his outside shot? What does the former No. 1 pick think about his brief NCAA stint? Then, Ben and Lee shift gears to discuss LeBron's recent odes to Michael Jordan, what LeBron made of Kyrie Irving's departure, and whether there's any way LeBron could actually lose a playoff series to the Celtics this year. The episode closes with a check-in on Paul George's fit in Oklahoma City and whether the Thunder's struggles increase the likelihood of LBJ and PG teaming up in 2018. Note: Andrew Sharp will return on Friday.

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