Ben Simmons appeared on J.J. Redick's podcast on Thursday. Here are the most important quotes.

From college to the present, Simmons covered a wide range of topics.

Compared to the Sixers teams he played on, Ben Simmons believes the Nets are far better.

Ben Simmons values peace and mental wellness above everything else.

That doesn't mean Simmons won't make an effort to at least recover some of that money, though.

Ben Simmons wouldn't change anything. 

Most people would anticipate that Simmons, given the pain he's been through over the past 18 months, would want to radically rewrite the story if given the chance.

Ben Simmons called out Shaq. Here's what Ben Simmons had to say about 3-pointers and why he's pleased to join the Nets.

It's going to be awful. I am eager. I'm so looking forward to it; I changed my number, received a new number, and a new jersey. You are probably aware that we have a unique crew.

It's going to be awful. I am eager. I'm so looking forward to it; I changed my number, received a new number, and a new jersey. You are probably aware that we have a unique crew.