Simmons averaged 15.8 points, 8.2 assists, 8.1 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 81 games this season and helped lead the Sixers to the second round of the playoffs. "I'd like to thank my family to start out with. family, friends, you know I wouldn't be here without them", Simmons said in his acceptance speech .
Germany will play against South Korea in the last game of Group F on June 27. He kept Germany alive in the World Cup and established himself as the undisputed leader of the team at a time when others of his generation had failed to do so.
Rivers, the son of Clippers Coach Doc Rivers , will join the Wizards at the start of his seventh National Basketball Association season. He did not get along with Chris Paul, who blamed Doc for not being willing to trade his child. Rivers will be a free agent in 2019. Gortat was at the center of the John Wall debate previous year, when Washington, at least initially, played better when its star point guard was hurt.
Hamilton, 33, is in the final year of his Mercedes deal, but after months of negotiations the Brit's extension - which will rubber-stamp his future with Mercedes for at least another two seasons - is on the brink of being announced. Hamilton's pace maintained Mercedes supremacy in every session from Friday morning, but as the rain intensified in Q2 he was struggling for comfort in his vehicle.
El Tri have already beaten Germany and South Korea in their opening two games and are now top of their group, with just a point needed to secure their spot in the last 16. They still have an astute coach and a bunch of very talented players who showed their fighting spirit against Sweden, and they should overcome limited, toothless opposition here.
Although they aired well after the National Basketball Association finals this year - blame the Golden State Warriors for beating the Cleveland Cavaliers so swiftly - the actual voting takes place before the postseason even begins. The biggest debates this year though, center around the MVP and Rookie of the Year awards. - Since the start of the 2016-17 season, Harden is averaging 10 assists per game.