As Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons works through a tough time due to his poor postseason play and the ensuing criticism, the All-Star guard turned down the opportunity to play for his native Australia in the Olympics. Sixers coach Doc Rivers has a plan and belief that Simmons can improve his offensive game over the summer.
Simmons’ fellow countryman, Patty Mills, expressed his disappointment, but also his support for Simmons when asked about the young star turning down Australia for the Tokyo Olympics:
Here’s Patty Mills’ full quote on Ben Simmons’ decision to withdraw from the Olympic campaign. If he feels more comfortable staying stateside and working on his game with the coaching staff, then more power to him.