November 29, 2021

WATCH: Sixers star Ben Simmons dominates in offense in open gym run – Sixers Wire

Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons is an All-Star for a reason. The guy makes brilliant plays on a nightly basis. He makes a huge impact on the floor without scoring, and he’s an elite defender.

However, the glaring weakness in his game continues to be his lack of offensive production. In the half-court offense, he is ineffective when opposing teams keep him out of the paint, and he will not punish that defensive strategy by taking a jump shot.

At this point, Simmons has asked for a trade from the organization, and it is time for the Sixers to find the best trade. As for the 25-year-old, three-time All-Star, he continues to work on his game and Friday was no exception.

His trainer, Chris Johnson, posted another open gym run of Simmons as he was splashing 3s and knocking down tough jumpers. He showed off parts of his game the Sixers don’t see in games and it was impressive.

This continues to be the most frustrating issue with Simmons. It’s clear he can knock down shots like these but he refuses to take any of these looks in a game.

If he ever pulled this out in a game, he would take the next step toward becoming an elite player, and the Sixers wouldn’t have been looking to trade him.

Alas, he refuses to do so, and it has turned into a messy situation in Philadelphia.