Doc Rivers addresses Ben Simmons’ offensive decline

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The Philadelphia 76ers have a strong start at the beginning of their 2020/21 season campaign being one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.

Despite Joel Embiid, Shake Milton and other Sixers’ players flourishing under Doc Rivers’ system, Ben Simmons has declined in regard to his numbers in the offensive end.

Simmons’ attempts per game dropped to a career-low 9.2 shots, while he only registers 12.3 points per contest this season.

(via USA Today Sports):

“We’re working on it,” said Rivers. “We had a day today which was important. We worked on a lot of stuff, probably too much, being honest, but we had to, in my opinion, we had no choice, but not that concerned right now.”

I’m not that concerned with it yet. Right now, we don’t have enough in to see where any of our guys are at if you’re going to be honest.”

The point forward from Australia remained an all-around presence for his team as he is filling his stat line every game helping Philadelphia in different ways.

Simmons averages 12.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 8.0 assists along with 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks registering six doubles-doubles and two triple-doubles through 12 games this season.

The Sixers are set to face their Eastern Conference rivals Boston Celtics on Wednesday.