As the team heads into the offseason, coach Doc Rivers knows Simmons has a lot of work to do, and he is ready to help. “I’m very bullish on Ben still, but there’s work and Ben will be willing to do it and that’s the key. Sometimes you have to go through stuff to see it and be honest with it, obviously Ben just went through, I can’t imagine that, because he has so much greatness around him and all the things that he does.”
Simmons had family issues aired out publicly, but his issues are those Rivers believes can be fixed quickly.
“I believe, without going in detail what we’re doing, I believe we know what the right work is and the right type of work and the right way to do it,” the coach added. “You can do the work all the time, but if it’s not done in the right way, and the right type of work, you may not improve.”
Maybe that was the problem in the past.