MacMillan relays that a team source told her: "If the season resumes, we're expecting to have him." Interestingly, Simmons also discussed his much-debated hesitation to put up 3-pointers. "Some people put so much emphasis on it," Simmons says. "It's a little too much. It made me back check and say, 'Let me focus on what I'm good at.' There are things I do on the court where nobody can stop me, when I'm putting up steals, assists, scoring in the paint." Joel Embiid also chimed in. "We've had conversations, especially when it comes to shooting," Embiid says. "Ben can help me a lot. I feel like I've helped him a lot with his game. People keep saying, 'Oh, you have to stop spending time on the 3-point line,' but I do it because Ben is such a good driver, going to basket, that I've got to help open that up for him. I would like if he would do the same for me, to start shooting [3s]. But I also know how uncomfortable he is with it."
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