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Former Net great suggests two players Ben Simmons should emulate

Kenyon Martin is a name that lives in Nets' lore. A fiery and gritty competitor that helped lead the Nets to two consecutive, and to date their only,  NBA Finals appearances in 2002 and 2003. Martin wasn't shy about imparting his basketball wisdom on Simmons. 

 On the GilberArenaShow, the one-time All-Star with the Nets, Martin, noted Giannis Antetokuonmpo and Russell Westbrook as two players Simmons should model his game after.

 Simmons looked healthy in Monday's preseason opener against the Lakers in Vegas. If he can start to play downhill and put pressure on teams to protect the paint, the Nets could be a sleeper team to keep an eye out for this regular season. 

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