To the surprise of just about everyone, Ben Simmons reported to the Sixers on Monday night. Earlier in the day, rumors circulated that the former No. 1 overall pick could possibly report to the team soon, but few, if any, around the franchise expected Simmons to show up later that day. Lo and behold, there he is. It’s still unclear if Simmons will actually play any games for Philadelphia this season, as a trade is still very much in the cards. However, the team’s front office was on record hoping for a resolution, so just having the 25-year-old All-Star in the building is a step in the right direction.
Which brings us to today’s quiz of the day. No matter where Simmons plays this year and beyond, his team will get one of the best defensive players in the league. He was a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year in 2020-21 and led the NBA in steals per game just two seasons ago. So with that in mind, how many of the NBA players to lead the league in steals per game since the merger (1976-77) can you name in five minutes?