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Ben Simmons Says 76ers Were "Too Soft" Vs. Hawks, Jimmy Butler Objects

Ben Simmons’ triple-double wasn’t sufficient in opposition to the visiting Atlanta Hawks.

As reported, the Philadelphia 76ers are fervently searching 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 shortly 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 assume we’re bodily sufficient. I believe defensively, we’re not taking it private sufficient when guys rating on us. It ought to be a satisfaction factor when anyone scores; you ought to be annoyed each time. … I believe we’ve got 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 workforce’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 “tender.” Butler’s perception is that he and the 76ers merely lack the suitable persistence “begin to end.” He put it in these actual phrases.

“I do not just like the phrase ‘tender.’ I simply do not assume that we did what we have been speculated to do,” Butler mentioned in response. “I am not gonna say that anyone’s tender. I simply assume that we acquired beat in each side of the sport. They got here out from the soar and did what they wished to do, and so they did that for 48 straight minutes.” 

The final of the post-game commentary was reserved for 76ers’ coach Brett Brown. He merely desires 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.

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