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Bill Simmons has stephen curry jersey replica been under fire from NBA players for comments he made on his podcast about standout Rockets rookie Jalen Green.

On April 13, Simmons explained that he voted for Pelicans rookie Herbert Jones on First-Team All-Rookie squad over Green, before elaborating in an NSFW way.

"F— Jalen Green," Simmons said. "I don't care you're scoring 40 points and your team's 19-60. Congratulations. I'm sorry, I like winning players."

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Warriors star Draymond Green fired back stephen curry jersey black at Simmons on his Instagram story, calling into question why Simmons should be able to have All-NBA votes, which impact player salary.

"How is it that this guy has a voice in deciding if Jalen Green will qualify for a super max deal?" Draymond Green wrote on the post. "He clearly says F him, which sounds very personal btw. But he has a say in what someone earns? What work has he done in his li NBA Sweatpants fe that qualifies him to have a say in an NBA All-Star Merchandise NBA players salary? @nba"

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Draymond Green was not the only player to respond to Simmons' comments. Former guard Gilbert Arenas sa steph curry olympic jersey id 19 year olds on "a sorry team" are already unlikely to be playing "winning basketball," he said on "The No Chill with Gilbert Arenas Podcast."

“The job is, technically, for them not to win. I need them to develop. He has to learn," Arenas said on the podcast. "That’s why it’s a bad tag, because the reason that we’re playing them is so they can learn. I need them to learn how to win. Go up 20, they come back, I’m not subbing him out. Learn how to win. That was the point of them this year. To learn how to win, to understand winning, to understand losing, and the process of it all. So, when you’re trying to judge these bottom-feeding teams right now with their young players, you can’t. This is like a trial run. Let me see what I have.”

Rockets broadcaster and former NBA forward Ryan Hollins agreed with Arenas, noting that the direction of the team is to give Jalen Green a chance to learn and gave the team an "A++ for development."

“Then you have to look at the situation where stephen curry jersey youth Jalen is 19 years old, bro. He was playing AAU ball less than two years ago, you know?" Hollins said on the podcast. "He had to take those lumps. When Jalen Green figured it out, I would challenge anybody who feels that to actually watch the games. Jalen Green became a better defender. He learned how to play off of the basketball, and he started to learn how to use his speed.”

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Jalen Green also appeared to weigh in, tweeting out, "It is what it is" on the same day as the podcast. He averaged 17.3 points, 2.6 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game, the former being the second-most points per game among rookies behind only the Pistons' Cade Cunningham, who averaged 17.4 points per game.

How players earn supermax contracts has been the subject of scrutiny among those in the NBA. Along with service time considerations, players eligible for a super max deal also have to either be named to an All-NBA team in the previous year or the two years prior to it, earn NBA MVP in any of the past three seasons, or win NBA Defensive Player of the Year the year prior or two campaigns before.

Celtics forward Jayso Giannis Antetokounmpo n Tatum said on JJ Redick's "The Old Man and The Three" podcast in February that he felt the voting process cost him more than $30 million after one voter said that he wasn't a fan of Tatum's shot selection, and therefore wouldn't put him on his All-NBA ballot. stephen curry nike authentic jersey

"I was baffled," Tatum told Redick. "The fact that somebody could have that thought and basically cost someone $30 million. Forget about me, say the next rookie extension guys that come in. I think that has to change. Because there's no criteria set for the voters on who should they vote for. It's all opinion based. There's no NBA Draft Hats like, 'He should have to play this many games,' or 'They should be in the playoffs,' or 'Average this many points.' It's all, 'Well, I like this guy a little bit more,' or certain thin NBA Lawn and Garden Supplies gs like that. And I think there's just a little too much on the line for that."

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