Sixers guard Ben Simmons scored 17 factors in a dropping effort in opposition to Miami in Philadelphia.
Ben Simmons has performed his tail off within the Philadelphia 76ers‘ final three video games.
On Saturday in opposition to the New York Knicks at Madison Sq. Backyard, the 6-10 Aussie level guard stat line seemed like this: 21 factors, seven rebounds and eight assists.
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On Friday at dwelling in opposition to the Chicago Bulls on the Wells Fargo Heart, Simmons scored 20 factors, hauled in 11 rebounds and handed out seven assists in Philly’s 100-89 win.In Wednesday’s dwelling win in opposition to the Brooklyn Nets, Simmons posted 20 factors, handed out 11 assists and acquired six rebounds.
Whereas a lot has been made about Ben Simmons’ jumpshot, he’s guiding the 28-16 76ers by their present three-game successful streak in Joel Embiid’s absence.
Throughout his Christmas vacation match in East Orange, NJ, I chatted with former Philadelphia 76er, Tim Thomas about Ben Simmons’ jumper and he drew some comparability’s to NBA Corridor of Famer, Jason Kidd who struggled together with his jumper throughout his profession.
A local of Paterson, NJ, Thomas was the seventh decide within the 1997 NBA Draft. In 12 NBA seasons, Thomas performed for the Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers the place he averaged 11.5 factors, 4.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 824 video games.
A Villanova product, Thomas was a three-time All American at Paterson Catholic Excessive College in Paterson, New Jersey. In his lone season at Nova, Thomas averaged 16.9 factors and hauled in six rebounds in 32 video games.Take a look at a snippet from our Q&A beneath:
Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson: What’s up all people? What’s up what’s up what’s up…. Now we have a particular visitor right here…we acquired my man Tim Thomas! What’s up chief?
Tim Thomas: What’s goin’ on people?
Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson: He performed for seven groups within the NBA…
Tim Thomas: Some folks would say that I performed for each staff within the NBA [laughs]
Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson: You performed for the Knicks, the Sixers, the Bulls, the Suns, the Clippers, the Mavs and the Bucks.
Tim Thomas: Knicks and the Bulls twice
Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson: There you go! We’re really at his vacation match right now in East Orange, New Jersey, plenty of groups enjoying right here right now…
Tim Thomas: Yeah it’s been good to this point man, we began at 10am, we nonetheless going and we acquired yet another recreation after this one…in case you’re within the New York or New Jersey space cease by
Brandon ‘Scoop’ Robinson: Someone within the feedback simply requested, how are Sixers going to enhance?
Tim Thomas: How are the Sixers going to enhance? They should convey me, A.I. and Larry Hughes again! [laughing]. Nah, I’m joking. The Sixers are in a superb area. They’ve the expertise they usually’re in a superb area. I believe it’s going to be them and the Bucks in all probability within the Japanese Convention Finals. We see the sport the opposite evening and we noticed what transpired so, they’re in a superb area and I believe the Sixers are going to be all proper.
Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson: They mentioned by buying and selling Ben Simmons; Simmons is the cornerstone in case you ask me…
Tim Thomas: He’s getting higher; he simply has to work on his shot
Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson: Do you actually assume – as a result of we take a look at a participant like Jason Kidd for instance, all all through his profession the jumper was his factor, he established it and gained championship in 2011 in Dallas. Are you able to be some extent guard within the NBA with out having a strong jumper?
Tim Thomas: I imply Jason Kidd was a smaller level guard. This man is 6’8”, 6’9” or 6’10” no matter he’s. He’s already been uncovered so we already know that the common season means nothing, so in the event that they go away you open like we used to again within the day with Mugsy Bouges (shout out to the younger fella [laughs]), you guys like that after they go away you open you’re gonna get uncovered. So sooner or later you’re going to have to have the ability to shoot the basketball.