We interrupt your Ben Simmons trade watch with... other Ben Simmons stuff. This time, we're looking at where ESPN's panel of NBA experts placed the polarizing point guard in their annual rankings. Last year, he came in at No. 16, but his pitiful playoff performance and tumultuous offseason were bound to affect his ranking negatively, and that was exactly the case.
His spot on the list just may not have been affected as much as you'd think.
Simmons did fall a dozen spots, which isn't an insignificant amount, but it keeps him within the top 30 and just outside the elite tier of the