Ben Simmons took blame for the Philadelphia 76ers' loss in the Eastern Conference Semifinals and indicated he prefers to remain with the franchise.
"I ain't shoot well from the line this series," Simmons said. "Offensively, I wasn't there. I didn't do enough for my teammates. ... There's a lot of things that I need to work on."
Simmons shot 15-for-45 on foul shots against the Atlanta Hawks and 34.2 percent from the line throughout the playoffs.
“I love being in Philly,” said Simmons. “I love this organization. The fans are great, great people. I had a bad series. I expect that. It’s Philly.”
Doc Rivers was non-committal when asked if he believes Simmons can be the point guard for a championship team.
“I don’t know the answer to that right now," said Rivers. "I don’t know the answer to that.”
Simmons has four seasons remaining on his five-year, $177 million contract extension