Not a Simmons apologist at all, but the guy catches a ton of heat. Some is legit and some isn’t.
People need to reevaluate expectations for him. He isn’t a good shooter and never will be a bonafide scoring threat on offense. He’s a great defender, facilitator, and has great vision which makes him a fantastic passer. He’s a very similar skilled player to Draymond Green and doesn’t have that Spartan dog that Draymond has going for him. Once people begin to understand this then they will have a realistic outlook on Simmons. Draymond is a HOF player when it’s all over with. Simmons needs to embrace what he is and to play.