If you're a Philadelphia 76ers fan, call your friends, buy a cake and throw a party because Ben Simmons is hitting real life THREE-POINTERS. Footage of the 2016 No. 1 pick knocking down jumpers hit social media and it is certainly worth watching.
We're not talking wide-open, stand-still jump shots -- these are off-the-dribble, step-back, pull-up, contested threes that are swishing in. This is serious progress for the Aussie, folks.
We do have to reel it in a little bit though, because it is just a pickup run, and in the same gym where Devin Booker shook Simmons.
It'd be foolish to say that Simmons will have a knockdown jumper in the NBA regular season, but if he can keep defenses honest when he's outside the paint, Philly's offense will open up immensely.
Simmons has often been left so open behind the arc to the point where it's disrespectful (but effective). Defenses have gladly sat back and watched Simmons brick shot after shot, but at least the league and its fans know he's been working on improving.