Ben Simmons is sounding like he will actually play basketball for the Brooklyn Nets this season.
When we last saw the Australian import he was making a mess of things in the 2021 playoffs for his former team, the Philadelphia 76ers.
The crux of Big Ben's problems is that he can't and won't shoot from outside.
His coach Steven Nash addressed Simmons's lack of any kind of perimeter game during an interview with ESPN.
“Very unique,” Nash said of Simmons. “That’s what makes Ben great. That’s why I don’t care if he ever shoots a jump shot for the Brooklyn Nets. He’s welcome to, but that is not what makes him special and not what we need. He’s a great complement to our team, and he’s an incredible basketball player because of his versatility.”
Should Nash care that Simmons has no jump shot?