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Joel Embiid - The Prophecy is Realized

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Re: Joel Embiid - The Prophecy is Realized 

Post#1461 » by Simmons25 » Mon May 27, 2019 7:59 am

I'd go as far as calling Joel's ball handling a weakness. Far too often gets stripped of the ball in the post... and when he tries to be a guard.
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Re: Joel Embiid - The Prophecy is Realized 

Post#1462 » by Rastas » Mon May 27, 2019 11:06 am

Embiid really needs to improve his diet.
Not just to get physically fitter , but to also help his BBIQ and quicker decision making.

Also I hope he watches a lot more BB vids this offseason - proven helper.
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Re: Joel Embiid - The Prophecy is Realized 

Post#1463 » by Mik317 » Mon May 27, 2019 11:27 am

dribbling in traffic at 7'2 is generally not the best play regardless. The ball has to travel farther or you have to be scrunched down to prevent that negating any size advantage.

again Embiid's next step needs to be making his moves sooner and more decisive because the moment the defense collapses on him things tend to get very mangled up and any size or strength advantage goes away and the refs tend to favor in the smaller guys because they are awarding a good basketball play. Not saying he's Shaq but Shaq made his moves rather quick and thats why in his prime he was unstoppable. For all the Hakeen talk....Hakeem was 6'9....not 7'2.
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Re: Joel Embiid - The Prophecy is Realized 

Post#1464 » by VDT » Mon May 27, 2019 3:16 pm

Embiid needs to play closer to the basket, it will also help him to make quicker decisions and is a natural change as he ages.

To do that Embiid needs to become more comfortable playing with his back to the basket and the offensive scheme and the roster of the team need to also change to accommodate that change.
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Re: Joel Embiid - The Prophecy is Realized 

Post#1465 » by sixerswillrule » Mon May 27, 2019 3:34 pm

Mik317 wrote:dribbling in traffic at 7'2 is generally not the best play regardless. The ball has to travel farther or you have to be scrunched down to prevent that negating any size advantage.

again Embiid's next step needs to be making his moves sooner and more decisive because the moment the defense collapses on him things tend to get very mangled up and any size or strength advantage goes away and the refs tend to favor in the smaller guys because they are awarding a good basketball play. Not saying he's Shaq but Shaq made his moves rather quick and thats why in his prime he was unstoppable. For all the Hakeen talk....Hakeem was 6'9....not 7'2.


Yeah Embiid needs to do less of those out of control drives from the three point line and make more quick moves inside. But come on he is not 5 inches taller than Hakeem lol.

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