The 76ers ranked ninth within the NBA this season in transition offense and that is why Nets ahead Jared Dudley desires to get them out of it.
An enormous purpose for that’s how Dudley says Ben Simmons performs when he is on the run.
“He is a participant that when he picks up velocity he is a load so you must have two guys with him,” Dudley informed the Philadelphia Day by day Information on Wednesday.
Jared Dudley on Ben Simmons: “I believe Ben Simmons is a superb participant in transition. When you gradual him up within the half court docket I skinny he is common. He is a participant that when he picks up velocity he is a load so you must have two guys with him. It is taking away his straightforward baskets.”
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When requested to reply to Dudley’s scouting report, Simmons merely blew it off.
In Philadelphia’s 145-123 Sport 2 win over the Nets, the 76ers tallied 12 fast-break factors and one other 9 off of turnovers.
Along with that, the crew was getting a whole lot of buckets near the basket as they tallied 62 factors within the paint together with one other 26 from the free-throw line.
Simmons tallied a triple-double within the recreation with 18 factors, 12 assists and 10 rebounds.
However in Sport 1 it was a distinct story.
Philadelphia misplaced 111-102 and managed simply 4 fast-break factors and one other 14 off turnovers. It nonetheless made a whole lot of free throws, however the crew by no means fairly obtained going within the recreation and fell to Brooklyn in consequence.
Numerous that may very well be chalked as much as the dearth of transition factors, nevertheless it may additionally level to Ben Simmons having a so-so recreation. He completed with 9 factors and simply three assists within the loss.
He by no means actually obtained the crew out and working and it price them. And that is what Dudley desires to do continuously towards Simmons: hold the younger guard in entrance of him.
“I believe Ben Simmons is a superb participant in transition,” Dudley stated. “(However) when you gradual him up within the half court docket I believe he is common.”
Simmons is a large guard standing at 6-10 and weighing in round 230 kilos. As soon as he will get transferring he’s clearly laborious to cease, that a lot has been evident all year long.
Dudley is just mentioning an apparent truth about Simmons, however now we’ll see if the third-year guard tries to make a degree in Sport three on Thursday and tries to dominate within the half-court.
Or, he may merely attempt to get out in transition extra to make the most of one thing Dudley and the Nets most likely do not wish to see and that is an enormous, athletic man in Simmons on the run towards the bucket.