Simmons took home the honor at the NBA Awards show Monday night as he was chosen top rookie over Mitchell and Boston’sJayson Tatum.

“I’d like to thank my family to start out with … family, friends, you know I wouldn’t be here without them,” Simmons said in his acceptance speech. “My teammates of course and my great coach, and the city of Philadelphia for really embracing me and my family, so thank you.”

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