Again, as usual, you cannot restrain from attacking the poster.
The point is we heard non stop that Simmons worked very hard on his jump and foul shooting this summer and, in the first game, we did not see it. He shot 40% from the foul line and took 2 jumpers.
He does not just need to use it when comfortable or when teams stop him from driving; practice makes perfect so he should be mixing in his shot every game with the rest of his offensive game. That is the best way to get teams to respect his jump and foul shooting, build his own confidence and thus make him an even more effective and deadly offensive weapon.
The foul shooting is critical too for end of game scenarios; Simmons should want to be our closer, but he will not be able to punish teams if he continues to shoot foul shots so poorly. He will not get better by osmosis; he gets better by working on his weaknesses and practice/use them until they are no longer weaknesses.
Again, being critical and holding players accountable does not mean I'm not "enjoying them" or do not think they are good players or players I want on the 76ers - that is all nonsense as you all know. It is NOT an "idiotic discussion"; it is in fact one of the most important dynamics that need to happen to help the 76ers win championships.