Brett Brown Discusses Ben Simmons’s Lack of 3-Point Shooting
Ben Simmons fell two assists shy of another triple-double on Monday against the Thunder, scoring 17 points, with a season-high 15 rebounds, and eight assists in 38 minutes of play.
But none of those points have come from behind the three-point line.
“The attention this has received is remarkable," said Sixers head coach Brett Brown said Monday before the Sixers faced the Thunder. "But I guess I helped fuel it, and I own it, and I’ve got to help him find this, and most importantly, he has to find himself.”
Brown famously suggested that he wanted Simmons to take at least one three-point shot per game, after Simmons hit a three against Cleveland back in early December at the Wells Fargo Center.
"This is what I want," Brown said after the game against Cleveland back on Dec 7, ''and you can pass it along to his agent, his family and friends. I want a 3-point shot a game, minimum.
However since draining that three-pointer against Cleveland, Simmons hasn’t attempted another one since, he is 2-of-5 overall this season, but his three misses are all half-court haves at the end of a quarter.
“Evidently I have failed and it’s something that we’re all mindful of, and this is one of these things that is never going to go away,” Brown said of Simmons.
Simmons next opportunity to to take and make a three will be this Thursday against the Celtics at the Wells Fargo Center, listen on 97.3 ESPN, coverage begins at 7pm.