If he net they are not at their best collectively, since the start of the season (one win and three losses), it is nothing compared to the start of the Ben Simmons. With just 5.3 points on average, 45% shooting and 33% shooting, in addition to his 5.8 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game, he is only a shadow of himself on the field, despite the 30 minutes of average playing time…
Let us remember, however, that in his first four years in the league, the Australian was able to hit almost 16 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 steals per game (56% shooting and 60% shooting), against the Sixers . . His performances, both on offense and defense, have earned him All-Star status (three times), member of an All-NBA Team (once), member of an All-Defensive Team (twice) or Rookie of the Year…
Yes, but here it is: Mentally and physically affected since June 2021, Ben Simmons is struggling today to climb the hill. In the midst of a crisis of confidence, to the point that he sometimes rejects “easy” shots near the area, it is sometimes sad to see him play. Especially on the offensive plane, where his discomfort is most often felt.
In short: don’t count on a player from brooklyn push the No. 1 pick in the 2016 Draft even further, as evidenced by statements from Kyrie Irving last night, after a loss to Milwaukee.
” I’m just not trying to be too critical of Ben. [Simmons] and what he does right or wrong in each game says the All-Star point guard. ” He is a basketball player, a professional and he has the skills to be a great professional. He’s done it before and he hasn’t played in two years, but you’ll keep asking me every time, ‘What about Ben? What about Ben?’ It’s just that he hasn’t played for two years, so give him a fucking chance. »
Patience as a keyword
Visibly close to Ben Simmons, whom he advises and with whom he shares Australian nationality, Kyrie Irving misses no opportunity to defend himself at a press conference, after having done so a week ago.
” In the locker room they told him that he was a fundamental part of the team and that they needed him on the pitch », then he pointed to the 2016 champion, following the Nets’ loss to the Pelicans.
Seven days later, Kyrie Irving returns to fly to the aid of Ben Simmons, not to destroy what little confidence he has left and also to help him recover his feelings as quickly as possible…
” We stay on him, on his back “, he continues. ” We’re just there for him, cheering him on when he’s on the pitch and letting him play. As he plays and goes up again, we really have to come together as a team, to learn how to win as a group. It’s not a one man job, he doesn’t have to go out and play superheroes for us. »
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