A “lacking” poster mocking Sixers star Ben Simmons’ soar shot was taped on a avenue signal outdoors of the Barclays Middle forward of Recreation three of the Brooklyn Nets’ collection towards Philadelphia.
The poster jokingly provided a $26,620,450 reward for the retrieval of Simmons’ shot — the quantity of the purpose guard’s rookie contract.
The dig at Simmons, who went 21-for-93 on makes an attempt between 10 and 24 ft within the common season, comes within the wake of his triple double (18 factors, 12 assists, 10 rebounds) in Philadelphia’s Recreation 2 win.
After Wednesday’s apply, Nets veteran Jared Dudley described Simmons’ effectiveness in half-court offense as ‘common,’ which is a product, partly, of his lack of threatening defenses with a soar shot.
“I believe that Ben Simmons is a good participant in transition. When you gradual him up within the half court docket, I believe he is common,” stated Dudley, who will doubtless defend Simmons at instances in Recreation three.
“He is a participant that, when he picks up pace, he is a load. So, you have to have two guys with him. For him, it is taking away his simple baskets. If you happen to’re in a foul approach, foul him and make him make free throws. If he is Four-for-Four, maintain fouling him. The percentages inform you what his percentages are free of charge throws. Somebody like that, you have to cease him in transition.”
When Dudley’s evaluation was relayed to Simmons on Thursday morning, he replied, “It is coming from Jared Dudley; c’mon.”
The groups’ collection is tied 1-1 coming into Thursday’s Recreation three.