Over the past few weeks, NBA fanatics were confused why the Australian playmaker, Ben Simmons has been lacking majorly on the offensive end and why the player has taken no necessary steps, leading to the exit of Philadelphia 76ers form the playoffs. With many players and officials already giving different insights of Simmons’ downfall, teammate Danny Green gave his honest opinion on Inside The Green Room podcast
Danny Green essentially said Simmons needs to be pushed hard to try something new, otherwise he’s not willing to take the risk of doing it and failing. This was a very interesting take from a veteran guard who has faced the same heat when he was with the LA Lakers and has won multiple NBA Championship with different teams.
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This is pretty interesting stuff from a longtime veteran of the NBA who has won championships and seen it all. Danny Green offers up harsh truths here. You could certainly take this as a nice, lengthy way of saying Ben Simmons gets too scared to fail and isn’t willing to try new things. But this kind of feedback is necessary if Simmons is going to improve.
The Australian playmaker clearly has a stubborn streak when it comes to his shooting, and there did seem to be a fear of getting fouled thanks to his atrocious free-throw shooting.
One has to think teammates and coaches have pushed Ben Simmons to improve these other aspects of the game, but perhaps they haven’t done it enough. Former Sixers coach Brett Brown challenged him publicly in the past, but Doc Rivers didn’t do that as much until the very end of the season.
Ben Simmons needs to take this feedback and criticism to heart. Even if he’s not with the Sixers next season, he won’t reach his full potential wherever he is if he doesn’t change his mindset. However, there are surely going to be things added on upon the latest Sixers news surrounding Ben Simmons form and whether or not he will be traded away, in the coming days.