Skip to main content

Jared Dudley to Ben Simmons: "In the halfcourt, he is an average player"

ben dudely

The playoff series featuring the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers have been unexpected in some ways with the series tied 1-1. Tonight the Nets have a chance to take a lead in front of their home court crowd and really showcase if they have enough quality to overcome and beat a very talented 76ers team.

An interesting anecdote happened after the first game when Jared Dudley called Ben Simmons an average player. He did say Simmons is extremely good in transition basketball, but average in the halfcourt.

"Ben Simmons is a great player in transition. And once you get him into halfcourt, he's average."

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

It didn't take long for Ben to respond to Dudley's critics just today a few hours before their game.

“That’s coming from Jared Dudley?”

The Nets are playing the 76ers tonight in front of their home crowd for the first time in a couple of seasons and the intensity before the game is on a true playoff level. Ben Simmons played an extremely good game last time, having a triple-double and doing everything he could to make his team win the ball game.

If the Nets actually stop their transition and slow down Simmons, then it really is true he becomes a liability because his shooting hasn't improved recently and teams can live with him taking jump shots.

Jeanie Buss admits missing Kobe Bryant: Honestly, he was the greatest Laker ever

Jeanie Buss admits missing Kobe Bryant: "Honestly, he was the greatest Laker ever"

As rumors swirl about Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving suiting up for the L.A. Lakers, owner Jeanie Buss remembers Kobe Bryant's loyalty to the team.

Los Angeles Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony shares the Notorious B.I.G. rap verse that he lives by

Carmelo Anthony crawled his way out of the rough Baltimore streets. He knows that not everyone was as fortunate as him.

Kyrie Irving is to blame for the Brooklyn Nets' collapse

Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant proved why they're not leaders

No matter how you feel about Durant as a person, there's one thing no one can deny, and that's his love for the game of basketball -- something Kyrie Irving was never able to match.

Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan

A business mogul breaks down Michael Jordan's earnings per shoe from Nike

5% seems measly, but once you get into the numbers, it's the secret behind the most successful shoe deal in sports history.

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, guard Stephen Curry and forward Kevin Durant

Reports say Warriors superstars are willing to welcome Kevin Durant back to Golden State

But Warriors management isn't willing to cross the bridge for Kevin Durant again.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter

Enes Kanter Freedom attacks NBA, Adam Silver once again — “One of the most hypocritical organization and commissioner out there”

The former Boston Celtic center thinks the NBA is not doing enough to help detained WNBA star Brittney Griner.

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard and forward LeBron James

”He’s always watching the stat sheets” — Dwight Howard perfectly sums up LeBron James' brilliance on the court

Based on his experience, Dwight Howard said that he admires how strategic every move LeBron James makes is.