Jared Dudley takes shot at ‘average’ Ben Simmons
The series between the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers is moving into the trash talk phase.
The latest shot comes from Nets forward Jared Dudley, who had some rather unkind things to say about Ben Simmons’ ability in the halfcourt.
Jared Dudley dropping gems at media availability: "Ben Simmons is a great player in transition. And once you get him into halfcourt, he's average."
— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) April 17, 2019
It’s a definite reference to Simmons’ inconsistent jump shot. He’s great when close to the basket, but his jumper is inconsistent at best and he’s a total non-threat from beyond the arc.
There may be a degree of truth to Dudley’s words, but it’s hard not to see it as a bit of a shot. Some Nets players definitely have some issues with Simmons, too, which could play into it as well.