Simmons, 22, attempted just a single three-pointer en route to a Rookie of the Year award last season.
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) September 19, 2018
Markelle Fultz, the top pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, has also spent plenty of time in the lab tinkering with his jumpshot.
Per the AP:
“His jump shot’s not going to define him,” Brown said Tuesday. “At some point, it will sure help. But I have aspirations, ambitions for him where I want him to feature on an all-defensive team. I personally want to post him more. I look forward to using him as a screener and giving Markelle the ball and let him roll out of it, that Blake Griffin-sort of half-roll and go to dunk.”
Simmons also needed work on his free throws: He made 191 of 341 for just 56 percent.
“Imagine if he can score one more point, it translates to like three to five more wins,” Brown said. “When I look at how you’re going to do that, that’s one way that interests me, let’s just get him more free throws. Can you finish, can you be a better free-throw shooter than you were in the regular season? He has to be.”