76ers Ben Simmons to Skip Olympics to Work on His Jump Shot

Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons is unlikely to join his Australian teammates for the Olympics in Tokyo this summer as it's being reported he plans on spending every minute he can working on his skills, a.k.a his jump shot.

Simmons has been under a ton of scrutiny for his lack of shooting ability and not being a scoring threat on the basketball court which may have caused his team to lose Game 7 against the Atlanta Hawks. At 24-years-old Simmons has time to develop still but it's obvious he can't go on any longer in the league without a legit jump shot. 

Right now he has his teammate Joel Embiid saying the turning point of the game came on a Simmons turnover after he wouldn't shoot the ball from under the basket and he has his head coach Doc Rivers saying he isn't sure if Simmons is a championship caliber point guard. Rivers also went into some detail about what he expects to see from Simmons this offseason: 
I believe, without going into detail with what we're doing, I believe we know what the right work is, and the right type of work, and the right way to do it. You can do the work all the time. But if it's not done in the right way and the right type of work, you may not improve. After being here for a year, I really do believe we've identified what and how, and now we have to do the do part. We have to work to do it. It's not going to be an easy job. But it's definitely a job that Ben can do

Somebody else who knew a thing or two about NBA basketball and hard work had a feeling this was coming too. Needless to say it sounds like Simmons needs to change his mentality. 

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