3 Takeaways from the Sixers Scrimmage on Sunday

We will take a look at the players who stood out in Sunday's Blue vs White scrimmage.

Let's take a moment to acknowledge the fact that basketball content consumption is in such high demand that we are breaking down scrimmages as supply. What a time.

On Sunday the Sixers held a Blue v. White scrimmage, that ended in a 124-122 double overtime win for the Blue team. Of course, both teams had players switch sides every quarter but it's important to note some players who stood out in the Palestra, which was jam-packed with Sixer fans. The Team's official Facebook page had the full game replay and there were a few things to take away from watching it, even if it was just a meaningless game.

1. Ben Simmons. The 6-10 point guard 

It's not to say that he was bluffing or just pumping up his players, but head coach Brett Brown is really going full bore with Ben Simmons becoming the team's point guard. He is bring the ball up, he is the first person to get the ball when the team takes it out after a made basket, and he is directing traffic. His skill-set has been well documented, a 6-10 player with handles, vision and passing creativity that is rare in a big man. The comparisons to LeBron have always been far-fetched, --not to mention that every incoming talented prospect seems to be "The Next LeBron"-- but Simmons ability to grab the rebound, push up the court and whip a lighting quick pass to an open man in the corner before the help defender cheats over to defend the paint, is very LeBron-esque. The stat sheet, of course, is hard to find in an unofficial game like a scrimmage but this is the best I could find thanks to a poster on Liberty Ballers.

It's missing two shot attempts by my count but Simmons notched 25 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists, and more importantly, he finished drives with a left-handed layup. You're probably wondering why finishing layups with the left hand is a big deal, well that's because Simmons had a weird habit of switching back to his right hand no matter which side of the basket he was barreling towards, he did it at LSU and in the 2016 summer league. I don't think it was necessarily a hindrance since his athleticism gives him a great advantage in the paint, but this is a great development. Thanks to his incredible first step and his force driving to the basket with size, having the ability to finish with both hands will only open up the offense even more for him, but more importantly, the players around him.