Philadelphia 76ers veteran power forward Mike Scott thinks Sixers star Ben Simmons is playing with a “chip on his shoulder.”

Scott also says Simmons has been hitting 3's in practice this week, something Sixers fans love to hear.

For the Sixers to win the title this season, Ben Simmons will have to have some resemblance of a perimeter game. The lefty worked hard all summer on his jump shot.

Now, we'll have to see if the Sixers' floor general is confident to shoot those shots in the real games. Everyone who follows the NBA wants to see if Simmons will make his first 3-pointer this season.

Simmons signed a five-year, $170 million maximum rookie contract extension with the Sixers this summer. Last season, Simmons averaged 16.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 7.7 assists while shooting 56.3 percent from the field. He recorded 42 double-doubles and 10 triple-doubles.

Philly will go as far as Simmons and center Joel Embiid take them. The two youngsters have all the individual tools and skills to lead the Sixers to a championship. It's all about getting the team together and playing high-level defense for 48 minutes.

Most pundits have Philly and the Milwaukee Bucks meeting in the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals. Philadelphia has lost in the second round of the playoffs the past two seasons.