Ben Simmons’ triple-double wasn’t sufficient in opposition to the visiting Atlanta Hawks.
As reported, the Philadelphia 76ers are fervently on the lookout for methods to achieve an edge on the competitors, even at the price of dealing away a 1st Round Pick for complimentary items. Markelle Fultz’ commerce inventory is at an all-time low, so inevitably, the Sixers are rapidly operating out of choices to proper the ship in 2018-2019. Philly’s present dilemma was by no means extra evident than in yesterday’s 123-121 loss at dwelling to the Atlanta Hawks.
After the sport, Jimmy Butler and Ben Simmons bickered in separate rendezvous with the press, with out coming to blows, in a matter of talking. Simmons’ insistence was that he and his teammates lacked depth and bodily of their loss to the (13-29) Hawks.
“I simply do not suppose we’re bodily sufficient. I feel defensively, we’re not taking it private sufficient when guys rating on us. It needs to be a delight factor when any individual scores; you have to be pissed off each time. … I feel now we have to count on extra from one another to get higher and get to that subsequent degree. ‘Cause I do know as soon as playoff time comes, it is one other degree,” Simmons answered when requested to select his staff’s largest flaw within the loss.
However, Jimmy Butler wholly objected to the assertions made by his 2nd-year teammate, in stating that he despised the phrase “comfortable.” Butler’s perception is that he and the 76ers merely lack the suitable persistence “begin to end.” He put it in these precise phrases.
“I do not just like the phrase ‘comfortable.’ I simply do not suppose that we did what we have been purported to do,” Butler mentioned in response. “I am not gonna say that anyone’s comfortable. I simply suppose that we acquired beat in each facet of the sport. They got here out from the bounce and did what they needed to do, they usually did that for 48 straight minutes.”
The final of the post-game commentary was reserved for 76ers’ coach Brett Brown. He merely needs his troopers to place in a extra dedicated effort on the defensive finish of the ground. Ben Simmons will definitely stroll away from this encounter, with a “triple-double” granting him immunity, and trigger for a sideways expression.