Video: Doc Rivers Unsure if Ben Simmons is a Championship Caliber Point Guard

Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers was asked some difficult questions after his team's Game 7 loss to the Atlanta Hawks and there was maybe none tougher than a question surrounding the floor leadership capabilities of Ben Simmons.

Simmons is not your typical point guard and he's taking a ton of heat after the team's loss because of his decision making with the basketball and his knowledge of when to attack and when to distribute. True point guards know exactly when they 'need' to score and when to feed the hot hand and it's obvious Simmons isn't there yet.

When Rivers was asked if Simmons can be the point guard on a championship team - "I don't know how to answer that right now". 

Simmons was a no show at times throughout their series against the Hawks, failing to register 10 points in four of seven games, including just five points in Game 7. 

It's obvious the 76ers need more out of Simmons when it matters most and so far in his career, he's failed to shine on the brightest stages.  His teammate Joel Embiid called him out after the game, and Simmons even admitted himself he has a lot of work to do and let down his team. Some tough love in Philadelphia at the moment, that's for sure.

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