There is an issue with the Sixers that is a cause for concern and that is Simmons’ obvious lack of a jumper. Coach Doc Rivers was asked about that idea again, and he reiterated he does not care about Simmons’ shot. Simmons shot 3-for-11, but his aggressiveness caused issues for Toronto. “Me getting to the rim trying to draw fouls, I think Siakam ended up with five. A lot of foul trouble on their side but just being relentless in getting to the rim, attacking, and trying to make plays.”
There were other things Simmons brought to the floor such as his defense on the Raptors perimeter players as well as his rebounding and distributing.