It wasn't just the 76ers and their fans who couldn't wait for Ben Simmons' NBA preseason debut Wednesday night.
Grizzlies coach David Fizdale was also eager to see Simmons, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft.
Asked beforehand how he would defend the 6-foot-10 Simmons, who plays point guard on offense, Fizdale replied, "I don't know yet. We'll see what we're dealing with. There's no disputing the talent. He's a freak talent. He's not lacking really in any areas. His unselfishness is probably one of his greatest attributes. The fact that he does it with such great size — he is really today's NBA."
After he was introduced last during the pregame festivities, Simmons...