ESPN’s NBA insider Brian Windhorst claims Ben Simmons may look to switch dominant shooting hand this offseason. No decision has been made yet, however the Sixers may look to this possibility, Windhorst said during his appearance on SportsCenter.
Earlier on Monday, Philadelphia 76ers’ head coach Doc Rivers claimed the team has a plan to work on Simmons’ ability to hit jumpers as well as free throws.
(via CBS Sports):
“….But there’s work. There is. And Ben will be willing to do it, and that’s the key. Sometimes you have to go through stuff to see it, and to be honest with it. Obviously, what Ben just went through, I can’t imagine that. Because he has so much greatness in all the things around him that he does,” Rivers said during his end of season availability.
“There are areas that he can fix, quickly, in my opinion, and get better, that will take him to another level. Sometimes you don’t know why you’re in different places, you know what I mean? But this may be one of them. I look at this as a great challenge, but definitely a doable one.”
The Sixers’ All-Star went through a ‘painful’ postseason as he was unable to have any impact on the offensive side of the game. Simmons shot 25-for-73 from the free-throw line during the playoffs, and he didn’t attempt a single shot in the fourth quarter of five of the seven games vs. Atlanta.