Silky Simmons stars in 76ers pre-season

Ben Simmons has wowed with a silky display of passing in his first pre-season game of the 2017-18 NBA season.

The 21-year-old rookie had six points, nine assists and seven rebounds in his side's loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, but showed fans a taste of what they can expect for the rest of the season.

Playing point guard, the 208cm-tall Aussie troubled the defence with his size and tore them to shreds with some incredible passing.

Watch in the video at the top of the page.

Simmons is eager to get on the court after sitting out the Philadelphia 76ers' entire 2016-17 season after suffering a broken foot in a training camp scrimmage.

"They'll remember," Simmons said.

"I came to the states when I was 15.

"Nobody knew who I was.

"So I feel like I'm back at that stage and I've got to prove myself again, which is fine.

"I'm looking forward to that part."

With AAP