It’s the end of summer, so here’s the obligatory shirtless Ben Simmons jump shot video:

Looking good! Keep that elbow tucked and it could be a breakout year for Ben. Maybe he comes out BOMBING from deep, and replicates what he did years ago against the Guangzhou Loong Lions.

The Brooklyn Netcast quoted Simmo the Savage via Marc J. Spears, tweeting this:

“I don’t think people realize how bad it was (last year) in terms of physically how I was feeling and what I was able to do on the floor. Being able to sit down now and not have to lean or slouch one way, it’s kind of crazy for me. But I feel I’m at 100% now.”

Simmons only played 42 games last year, averaging 6.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 6.1 assists. 666, the number of the beast, or like an upside-down Herman Cain tax plan. Obviously Ben was not available when the Sixers swept Brooklyn out of the first round, though he did have a brief run in November when he looked like the All Star yesteryear.

For what it’s worth, Mikal Bridges is buying in: