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Ben Simmons Will Have One Crowded Trophy Case



    Ben Simmons Will Have One Crowded Trophy Case
    Ben Simmons will have one crowded trophy case

    Ben Simmons picked up Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month honors for games in January. It's the second time in three months Simmons has won the award, with Jayson Tatum winning in December.

    Including last season, the Sixers have accounted for seven of the last nine Eastern Conference Rookies of the Month - Simmons twice, Dario Saric twice and Joel Embiid three times.

    Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz earned the award for the West.

    Simmons averaged 17.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 6.7 assists in January, leading all rookies in assists, steals (1.42) and tying for first in scoring. Among the highlights was a 19-point, 17-rebound, 14-assist triple-double against the Bulls.

    The Sixers went 7-5 in January. 

    Overall this season, Simmons is first among rookies in rebounds (7.8), assists (7.3), steals (1.8) and minutes per game (35.1). He joins LeBron James and Russell Westbrook as the only players in the league with at least 700 points, 300 boards and 300 assists.

    Simmons will represent Australia on the World Team for the Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star Weekend.