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PBT Podcast: NBA Draft talk with Ed Isaacson

Ben Simmons

,FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2015, file photo, LSU’s Ben Simmons looks to pass against the College of Charleston during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C. As the Southeastern Conference heads into league competition, it remains tough to figure which teams stand as defending champion Kentucky’s biggest competition. Simmons ranks second nationally in rebounding (13.0) and fourth in the SEC in scoring (19.3). (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)


Is Ben Simmons a franchise cornerstone player?

The LSU Forward the consensus No. 1 pick right now and some fans are dreaming of the next LeBron James-level player. Just like some fans see Duke’s Brandon Ingram and have visions of Kevin Durant. But in this podcast, Ed Isaacson of NBA Draft Blog says while there is a lot to like about these guys they also have glaring weaknesses and likely are not those kinds of cornerstones.

Isaacson and PBT’s Kurt Helin talk about the depth of the draft and some of the other players near the top, plus some sleepers to watch out there.

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