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Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons is one of the NBA’s best passers. He showed that off on Wednesday with teammate Tobias Harris.

In the first quarter of Wednesday’s game with the Boston Celtics, Simmons looked set to drive to the hoop. Instead, he pulled up from just inside of the three-point line and lobbed it to Harris. The pass — which went just over the outstretched arms of Aron Baynes — found Harris, who finished the alley-oop.

We can’t blame the Celtics for thinking that Simmons would drive. As they’ve seen first hand, he can do that quite well, too.

This is what makes him such a tough player to defend. Imagine how difficult guarding Simmons will be if he ever develops an outside shot.

Michael Dixon
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