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After Years Of Incremental Progress, Simons 'Becomes Himself' As A Starter

While the recent play of Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons has been incredibly impressive, it hasn’t exactly come as a surprise, at least not to those who have been paying attention.

Sure, leading the Trail Blazers to wins in four of their last six games after being thrust into a starting role due to Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and Norman Powell all missing extended time while averaging 28.3 points on 51/46/91 percent shooting, 8.2 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 37.7 minutes in the month of January might have been a bit unexpected, but it’s not as if he hasn’t wowed with his offense before.