According to ESPN reporter Jackie McMullan, Simmons has agreed to work with a sports psychologist to help him out of the psychological forbidden zone where he is afraid to shoot three points. In the past, the help from the 76ers team, teammates and friends has proved to be of no help.
Now it seems that Simmons tried to seek the help of a psychologist, and had initial success. In the warm-up game of the 76ers 90-83 victory over the Grizzlies today, Simmons played 23 minutes, made 4-of-9 shots, got 9 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. It is worth mentioning that his 3-point shot is 2-for-1, which is a big improvement for him.
So far this season, Simmons has made two of six 3-point shots in the regular season, and in his first two seasons, he hasnt made a three-point shot. Wait until the start of the second round, Simmons can break the heart of fear of long shot, in one fell swoop.