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Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Brown's candid take on Simmons' jump shot


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Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown has given a candid assessment of the importance of Ben Simmons developing a jump shot, saying the club’s chances of winning its first championship since 1983 depend on it.

Yet despite most pundits in the US begging for the Aussie to take more chances with his shooting, it appears for the time being, Simmons’ skills outside of shooting the basketball have been crucial in leading the 76ers from the being the NBA’s premier tanking machine to genuine contenders in the eastern conference.

The 22-year-old had a season high 29 points and shot 15/23 from the free throw line in his side’s close 132-127 win over the Phoenix Suns.

https://twitter.com/NBA_AU/status/1080696372293120000

Joel Embiid, playing despite a sore left knee, matched his season high with 42 points, 30 in the first half, and grabbed 18 rebounds as the 76ers held off a strong second-half rally from the Suns.

It was a big effort considering Philadelphia was without Jimmy Butler and Wilson Chandler, both suffering upper respiratory infections.

Simmons seemed to keep his game tight against the Suns and relied on his strength at the basket to play a vital role in the victory.

The Australian didn’t attempt a jump shot against the lowly ranked Suns, but it was a different story the night before in his side’s win over the Clippers.

Simmons has been reluctant to attempt shots from mid-range and beyond during his time in the NBA and didn’t register a three-point attempt this season before the Suns game.

But last season’s rookie of the year fired off a couple of jump shots late in the Clippers’ fixture when victory was already sealed and social media lit up.

https://twitter.com/TheTrackMamba/status/1080324843709575169

https://twitter.com/HoHighlights/status/1080315273968869377

https://twitter.com/ScottCacciola/status/1080311397798408194

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He also missed a 12-foot turnaround jumper with 6 minutes, 41 seconds left in the opening quarter and later missed on a 16-foot, pull-up jumper.

“I have faith we are going to see Ben Simmons incrementally embrace shooting in general,” coach Brett Brown said.

“You are going to see his shot first be shot with more frequency/confidence overtime.

“I’ve said many times, we are not going to get where we want to go unless he does,” Brown said.

Simmons finished with 14 points against the Clippers He also had nine rebounds, and eight assists to go with a block. He, however, made just 2-of-6 foul shots.

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown has given a candid assessment of the importance of Ben Simmons developing a jump shot, saying the club’s chances of winning its first championship since 1983 depend on it.

Yet despite most pundits in the US begging for the Aussie to take more chances with his shooting, it appears for the time being, Simmons’ skills outside of shooting the basketball have been crucial in leading the 76ers from the being the NBA’s premier tanking machine to genuine contenders in the eastern conference.

The 22-year-old had a season high 29 points and shot 15/23 from the free throw line in his side’s close 132-127 win over the Phoenix Suns.

https://twitter.com/NBA_AU/status/1080696372293120000

Joel Embiid, playing despite a sore left knee, matched his season high with 42 points, 30 in the first half, and grabbed 18 rebounds as the 76ers held off a strong second-half rally from the Suns.

It was a big effort considering Philadelphia was without Jimmy Butler and Wilson Chandler, both suffering upper respiratory infections.

Simmons seemed to keep his game tight against the Suns and relied on his strength at the basket to play a vital role in the victory.

The Australian didn’t attempt a jump shot against the lowly ranked Suns, but it was a different story the night before in his side’s win over the Clippers.

Simmons has been reluctant to attempt shots from mid-range and beyond during his time in the NBA and didn’t register a three-point attempt this season before the Suns game.

But last season’s rookie of the year fired off a couple of jump shots late in the Clippers’ fixture when victory was already sealed and social media lit up.

https://twitter.com/TheTrackMamba/status/1080324843709575169

https://twitter.com/HoHighlights/status/1080315273968869377

https://twitter.com/ScottCacciola/status/1080311397798408194

https://twitter.com/IanRiccaboni/status/1079563373346467841

He also missed a 12-foot turnaround jumper with 6 minutes, 41 seconds left in the opening quarter and later missed on a 16-foot, pull-up jumper.

“I have faith we are going to see Ben Simmons incrementally embrace shooting in general,” coach Brett Brown said.

“You are going to see his shot first be shot with more frequency/confidence overtime.

“I’ve said many times, we are not going to get where we want to go unless he does,” Brown said.

Simmons finished with 14 points against the Clippers He also had nine rebounds, and eight assists to go with a block. He, however, made just 2-of-6 foul shots.

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