By finishing with 12 points, 13 rebounds, and 15 assists against the Lakers on Dec. 7th, Ben Simmons moved into third all-time on the most triple-doubles in a season by a rookie list.
Simmons joins Michael Jordan, David Robinson, Tim Hardaway, Kevin Johnson, and Lamar Odom with three.
Ben Simmons pulled a Rondo. pic.twitter.com/pvZcxXgGAr
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The difference is that those guys recorded their final number through 82 games, while Simmons accomplished the feat in just 24 games.
If the Sixers’ 2016 No. 1 Draft pick can notch another one this season, he would tie Jason Kidd for the second-most triple-doubles by a rookie with four and only trail Alvan Adams, who recorded five as a Phoenix Suns rookie during the 1975-76 season.
Simmons is also close to averaging a triple-double with 18 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 7.1 assists per game.
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