Ben Simmons is a Generational Talent - With or Without Shooting
- Published: 20 April 2019
- The arrival of the playoffs brings with it an incredible amount of scrutiny on every team, especially the teams that been anointed as potential conference champions. Frequently, this attention drills in on players weaknesses. This ire came back to the forefront after the 76ers lost the first game of their series to the Brooklyn Nets. The media and fans came out in droves with their pitchforks for none other than Ben Simmons.
"He can't shoot"
"If he doesn't learn how to shoot he will never be a great player."
"Philadelphia should trade Ben Simmons"
The press must have almost caught fire over the last week because the takes were hot. And they need to calm down. Because as we saw, Simmons then came out, dropped a triple double, looked great, and helped eviscerate the Nets in game two.
And this just shows why these hot takes have to stop. If Simmons played an entire season averaging 9 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and just nine shots a game, then we can get onto those h ot takes. But good god, the man averaged 17 points, 8.8 rebounds, 7.7 assists, and shot 56.3% from the field in the regular season. He is an extremely good basketball player – and this video is going to detail exactly why he is so good, and will continue to be, even if he never learns to shoot.
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