Green was the second-leading rookie scorer in the league at 17.3 points per game, just a tick behind No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham, who averaged 17.4 points with the Pistons. On his podcast, Simmons said he voted for the Pelicans' Herb Jones, who averaged 9.5 points per game, over Green because, "I’m sorry. I like winning players, I’m sorry. Jalen Green will get there, it’s just that team was 21-61 this year or whatever."
In response to Green's tweet, Simmons responded, "Congrats! I’m still rooting for you, don’t let the fake news aggregators ruin it for us.