The 76ers guard has long been criticized for his reluctance to shoot the deep shot.
He’s missed all 17 threes, almost all of them end of quarter heaves from halfcourt, in his two seasons with the Sixers, and his poor outside shooting has been the only thing holding him back from becoming one of the top stars in the NBA.
But Simmons, the No. 1 overall draft pick in the 2016 draft, said he doesn’t need threes to become one of the top stars in the game.
The 23-year-old Simmons signed a $240 million, five-year contract extension in the off-season.
He made his NBA debut in the 2017-18 season and was Rookie of the Year. He was an All-Star for the first time last season.
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