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Has Jerryd Bayless Been Working With Ben Simmons on His Jump Shot?

April 20th, 2017 at 12:49 PM
By Sports Media 101

As both of them were out with injury, has Philadelphia 76ers guard been working with rookie Ben Simmons on his jump shot?

When Ben Simmons was initially drafted with the first overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, immediately, anyone who wanted to detract the pick pointed to the idea that Simmons had no jump shot.

This was something that was brought up quite a bit leading up to the draft, as fans looked deeply into the debate of Simmons vs Brandon Ingram and which player the Sixers should choose with their first pick. Ultimately, most fans ended up looking past the jump-shot issue and weighing his other skills heavier than the flaws he had.

Additionally, the idea that he doesn’t have a jump-shot isĀ up for debate. Some argue that Simmons simply didn’t have to run the offense in that way while he was at LSU.

Nonetheless, most agree that more work on his jump-shot couldn’t hurt. Simmons sat out this entire season due to recovery from a broken bone in his foot taking longer than expected. While this could be viewed as a huge negative, that time off does allow the staff to work with …

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Tags: 76ers, Analysis/Opinion, Ben Simmons, Brandon Ingram, Jerryd Bayless

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