Aussie NBA star Andrew Bogut joined Joey Montagna and Jay Clark on Dead Set Legends Melbourne this morning for a long chat.
Bogut opened up on being back in Melbourne for the birth of his second child and life on the road in an NBA team, and he discussed his thoughts on the rise of Ben Simmons and playing with champions like Steph Curry and LeBron James.
Listen to the full interview with Bogut here:
Bogut was particularly effusive in his praise of Simmons:
“Not just for an Australian player, [it’s] one of the best rookie seasons I’ve seen in the NBA,” Bogut said.
“He’s a phenomenal player… if you built a prototype NBA player from scratch, he’d look like Ben Simmons.
“He’d have that wingspan and that athleticism.”
Bogut said Simmons’ nous sets him apart from other players.
“Those kind of guys in the NBA are a dime-a-dozen… but he’s mixed that with an unbelievable basketball IQ,” he said.
“When you put those two things together, he dominates games in so many aspects.”