It seems like everybody is offering their opinions on Ben Simmons following his playoff struggles, and most of them are not flattering. NBA legend Scottie Pippen had some particularly harsh comments about the Philadelphia 76ers standout in a new Q&A with GQ. When asked about Simmons, Pippen unloaded on him for his inability to shoot.
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Another bizarre wrinkle has unfolded in the Ben Simmons saga. On ESPN’s “First Take,” host Stephen A. Smith received a text during the show that focused on Ben Simmons’ work ethic since he has been with the 76ers. Smith told viewers his source was someone who is “very, very close to the situation in Philadelphia.” He then read the text aloud.
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The 2021 NBA Playoffs could be the turning point in the career of Ben Simmons. The Philadelphia 76ers’ All-Star point guard could have played his last game in the red, white and blue in Game 7 of the team’s second-round matchup against the Atlanta Hawks. Simmons’ shortcomings offensively is once...
Well, the Philadelphia 76ers' season didn't end with them blowing a big lead. Unfortunately, with a berth in the conference finals on the line, they didn't build one, either. Despite holding Hawks star Trae Young to 5-for-23 shooting in Game 7 on Sunday, the Sixers suffered a 103-96 loss, a devastating outcome for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
Will the Philadelphia 76ers try to work things out with Ben Simmons? That’s one of the most important questions heading into this NBA offseason. Moments ago, ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski provided an update on the Sixers’ plan for Simmons. The team reportedly remains committed to working through the former No. 1 pick’s shooting issues this summer.
Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons has recently become a punching bag for NBA critics around the league. Through the Sixers’ seven-game Eastern Conference semifinals series against the Atlanta Hawks, the three-time All Star took just three fourth-quarter shots and scored just 19 points in the series’ final three games. He also finished this postseason run with the worst free-throw percentage in NBA playoff history (34.2%).
Basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen believes he has pinpointed one key difference between Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. In an interview with Tyler R. Tynes of GQ, Pippen noted Antetokounmpo has no fear of "being humiliated" by some of the weaknesses in...
Kendrick Perkins believes it’s time for the 76ers to cut the cord with their star point guard. Ben Simmons posted a concerning performance in Philadelphia’s season-ending loss this past Sunday. The 2016 No. 1 overall pick dished out 13 assists in Game 7 against the Atlanta Hawks, but he only logged five points on four field-goal attempts. Simmons, who typically is fairly strong at getting to the rim, also only logged a pair of free-throw attempts in the do-or-die contest.
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For roughly the past four years, Ben Simmons has been one of the most hated players in the NBA among Utah Jazz fans. First, the Philadelphia 76ers star beat out Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell for Rookie of the Year in 2018 after missing his whole true rookie season because of injury, which Jazz fans saw as illegitimate (even though others have won it in the past under the same circumstances). Then over the next few years, there were regular barbs in the media between Simmons, Mitchell and Jazz center Rudy Gobert.
Ben Simmons clearly became a detriment to the Philadelphia 76ers’ chances of contending for an NBA title this season, which is why there has been a lot of talk about the team moving on from him. According to one report, the Sixers remain committed to Simmons and want to help him improve.
The Philadelphia 76ers aren’t supposed to be exploring trades for Ben Simmons. He is 24 years old, a three-time All-Star and two-time All-Defensive First-Team selection. He was a major factor in the 76ers finishing with the Eastern Conference’s best record this past season. He was also a major factor in...
Ben Simmons trade future: 76ers brass discussing options with agent Rich Paul ahead of NBA Draft, per report
After the Philadelphia 76ers tumbled out of the playoffs in the second round at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks, critics pointed to point guard Ben Simmons as the biggest reason why the team faltered in the seven-game series. He averaged 10 points and 8.6 assists against the Hawks, which wouldn't be so bad if he wasn't making over $30 million this season, and still owed $147 million over the next four years. His shooting has been the chief grievance since he's been in the league, and although Simmons and the team are committed to improving his shot this offseason, trading the All-Star has also been discussed, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
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The Philadelphia 76ers could have a decision to make in the NBA offseason. Ben Simmons has not been impressive over the course of the postseason and this could force the hand of the front office moving forward. There is still plenty of value around Simmons and this means the Sixers could get back a nice return if he is moved.
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