Man this team would be so much better even if Simmons just had like a little 2012-2014 Rondo jumpshot that he’d knock down regularly from around the free throw line. Why is it that most likely he won’t work on his shot at all this offseason? Doesn’t he realize how dominant he’d be if he would be able to knock down mid range jumpers consistently? this feels like such common sense and yet he’s probably gonna come back next year with no jumper again. Also, if he regularly took 3’s do you think he’d shoot above or below 25%?
As if he isnâ€™t going to spend the offseason working on his jumper. He is always going to be working on his jumper.
He probably will?
"Why doesnt pro athlete work on thing theyre bad at?" Wow, revolutionary. If only these athletes thought to get better at what they suck at. Now well have a league of only superstars
I bet these guys spend all day on their couch shitposting on r/NBA in the offseason.
And he has, people here except him to be a lights out shooter after a couple yrs. That shit takes time.
Ben CAN shoot (not well). He doesnt shoot because hes insecure about the biggest weakness in his game so he avoids it. If Ben took one real three per game hed probably shoot 25-30% as is.
Also he could probably shoot and make them at about that rate, but thats exactly what the defense would want. If a defender knows its almost 75% sure to be a miss then hes going to let Simmons shoot.
I donâ€™t believe he can shoot 25-30% in game right now when heâ€™s almost certainly shooting with the wrong fucking hand lol
Same reason that other 610 players dont shoot 3s. They have other ways to score, which they are far better at. He shot 56% from the field this year.
Itâ€™s different when that 6â€™10 player is running the offense tho.
He needs to move into Herb Magees guest bedroom for the next few summers and stop trying to be a Kardashian.
He literally spends the entire pre game warm up taking jumpers. And he shoots pretty well. He chooses not to shoot in games. Which is a problem. But itâ€™s not so much that he canâ€™t shoot. He just chooses not to.
his form is worse than lonzoâ€™s he wonâ€™t be able to shoot the ball effectively
Is his form actually worse than Lonzos? That cant be possible
Right? Lonzo from the hold up, to release to the jump is just plain cow shit. Its bad. Its like Draymond Green with a heavier back pack with a kindergarten rubber shoe upon landing. I feel like Simmons is just some mentality shit going on.
Does he even have a form?
Shawn Marion would like a word with you.
BAH GAWD thats Drew Hanlens music
thats ok. hes the layup king
A combination of being too cocky, and also having a long way to go for a good jumpshot
How is he cocky?
example is shooting. he shoots right handed at the rim and left handed at range yet insists theres nothing weird about that. most have a dominant hand, some shoot with non-dominant (LeBron and Larry Bird shoot right but are otherwise left handed outside o
David Thorpe said he had heard simmons was lazy and not a hard worker.
How does his jumper compare to Lonzo or Fultz? Just tryna measure your "long way to go"
being willing to attempt is a start
Sidenote, do you think in an open market Ben Simmons gets a max contract right now? I think he would despite his shortcomings in shooting so maybe thats why doesnt feel he needs it. Hes already a top 25 player in the league without one.
Obviously he gets a max
Jesus Christ yes
Not striving to be a top 5 with one is a problem
He should shoot righty
Somebody should get him a basketball with the outlines of hands drawn on it.
Rumour is that heâ€™s a decent shooter at practise
Sixers should give the Spurs shooting coach $15 million per year to work for them. Some people call it an overpay, but I think they can make the money back if Simmons learns how to shoot.
it will take longer than that to fix it
He needs to basically revamp his entire shot. His arm is more horizontal when he shoots and he gets some weird as side spin on it.
I think he needs to give shooting right handed a chance
He definitely has been lol, itâ€™s just not good enough to roll out yet, especially not when they were contending for playoff positioning
He doesnâ€™t want to be embarrassed. Just as LBJ never attend the dunk contest. Ben canâ€™t take criticisms since heâ€™s supposed to be the next Magic Johnson who also won rookie of the year
Dude a couple minutes ago he had the whole top half of the court alone, and drove. I dont get it either.
Dude needs to get on the [TJ Warren routine](https://theathletic.com/613378/2018/10/26/about-42000-shots-how-t-j-warren-found-long-range-improved-his-game/).
He shoots them all the time in practice. Thereâ€™s no way he hasnâ€™t been working on it. I think heâ€™s just insecure because he knows people are going to talk shit about it. He needs to get over that insecurity if heâ€™s gonna be an elite player.
Why dont you spend the off-season working on your jumper? Dont you realize how much money you could make if you were a good shooter?
â€śJumpers are for suckersâ€ť - Ben Simmons probably
He spends the offseason jumping Kendall Jenner.
Before or after she kisses another guy
Shut the fuck up
same reason that we could do more with our lives and yet here we are on reddit.
Why does everyone here think people on Reddit are losers? I donâ€™t see it on many other subs...
dont need to be a loser to have an existential crisis and wanna do more with your life.