The Philadelphia 76ers have had an exceptional start to the 2020-21 NBA season. The addition of players like Danny Green and Seth Curry alongside Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons has transformed the team. Moreover, with seven wins in nine games, they have the best record in the current season.
Before the advent of this new-look roster, Simmons was burdened with being the primary scorer for the team. However, he has taken over as the team’s primary facilitator this season.
Since his debut in the NBA, Simmons has been one of the best young point guards. Given his frame and his skill set, he has often been compared to LeBron James. However, the 24-year-old has often been criticized for not having a jump shot in his varied arsenal.
A career 12% three-point shooter, the 2-time All Star has limited his number of jump shot attempts. In their match against the Nets, Simmons attempted his second three-pointer of this season and bricked it, and the 76ers lost
to the Nets 122-109 after a disappointing performance from their stars.
Twitter reacts to Ben Simmons bricking a 3-pointer
NBA twitter had some hilarious reactions to Simmons missing his second three-pointer attempt.
Simmons and the 76ers have looked impressive this season. However, their performance against the Nets was uncharacteristic, and coach Doc Rivers will hope that the team can comeback from this disappointing loss.
Are the Philadelphia 76ers favorites to win the Eastern Conference?
The off-season moves have worked wonders for the Philadelphia 76ers. The addition of Seth Curry and Danny Green addressed a major problem area for the 76ers who lacked threat from the perimeter.
Apart from these two players, the 76ers also added an experienced coach in Doc Rivers. With Doc, the 76ers are playing fluid basketball and have looked unstoppable in the first eight games they have played.
The 76ers have a deep roster and have looked unstoppable with the best record in the league. Can they maintain this fabulous run of form?
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