Tobias Harris Claims Ben Simmons Can Hit 3-Pointers Now

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In Los Angeles, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George made their move to the Los Angeles Clippers official on Wednesday, with the National Basketball Association team announcing Leonard's signing and George's trade deal with Oklahoma City.

So much so that in the opening hours of Free Agency, Harris agreed to a five-year max deal worth $180 million to remain in Philadelphia. In just two seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers, Simmons has proven himself as a worthy force in the league and continues to impress opponents while out on the court.

The event produced a lot of interesting quotes, which Sixers Wire will have covered for you, but here we'll focus on a tidbit from Tobias Harris, who noted that Ben Simmons hit back-to-back three-pointers against him in a one-on-one game, forcing him to defend Simmons on the perimeter, as shared by Sixers insider Jon Johnson.

On Friday, as the Sixers held a press conference for six players they have made deals with this offseason, Harris raved about what he's seen from team's All-Star point guard this summer: "He's in the gym religiously every day, grinding and getting better - he's in great shape".

Horford averaged 13.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.3 blocked shots a game for Boston last season. He's made big improvements on his game. "It's really because he hit two of them - I dared him to shoot two [3-pointers] and he hit two in a row, so that's why I was there".

But he's apparently been working on his perimeter shot since the season ended, with teammate Tobias Harris even having to respect his ability to shoot from deep.

Simmons' shot, or lack thereof, has become one of the most talked about issues surrounding the Sixers over the past year, and that scrutiny will only intensify this summer and into next season.