Sports Talk with Brodes: Ben Simmons Takes a Couple Threes!
The Philadelphia Sixers won their first exhibition game against the Memphis Grizzlies. There is no doubt they looked good, but the question is: How much stock can you put into this?
You would rather see them play well compared to the alternative, but it also doesn't relate to a match-up against Miami or Boston in a playoff season.
The biggest takeaway is Ben Simmons taking a couple corner-threes. It looked smooth, comfortable, and it was in rhythm.
I was interested to see if he was going to do it in the first game back. If he didn't, I would be concerned, but this was obviously a big step mentally for Simmons when shooting the rock.
Shake Milton was able to provide a spark in his new role, Matisse Thybulle had a monster jam, and Tobias Harris had a quiet double double. Joel Embiid didn't touch the floor in the second half.
There is no doubt it was exciting to see the guys run on the floor and hear Marc Zumoff's call on the broadcast! I can't wait for the next one.