Doc Rivers has made some mixed comments about his take on Ben Simmons, but the Philadelphia 76ers coach seems to have decided to praise his young point guard.
Rivers told TMZ Sports that Simmons was “great”, adding that he doesn’t think the former No. 1 pick needs “a lot of corrections.”
“Ben is great,” Rivers said. “I want it back. It’s great. It’ll be great.
“I don’t think it needs a lot of fixes. It will be great for us. Will be great “.
Rivers I was a little less enthusiastic In the immediate aftermath of Philadelphia’s playoff elimination, which saw Simmons fight mightily in a loss to Atlanta. Those thoughts were shared by Simmons’ teammates. The Sixers have invested heavily in Simmons, who remains an elite defensive player without a jump shot. Finding out how to make the most of it in the future could make or break Rivers’ career in Philadelphia.