VDT wrote:Horford is not some exceptional specimen but he is a cerebral and experienced player with sound fundamentals. He is a good defender but if Embiid wants to take it to another level he needs to score much more easily on players like him.
Attracting double teams and kicking out to the shooters is one of the few ways to get this Boston defense off balance and create open shots.
Embiid has to realize he’s at least 4 inches taller than Horford. As evidence by the easy 6 foot basket he shot over Horford near the end of the game yesterday.
Instead of lowering his shoulders and trying to play bully ball. By lowering his shoulders. He becomes smaller especially with the ball lower (aka getting blocked by terry rozier) and Horford.
Just keep it simple. Someone needs to teach embiid to keep the ball above his shoulders and shoot from close up range. Horford cannot defend that shot. I’m
Just shocked Brett brown who coached Tim Duncan. Embiid needs to look how Duncan keeps the ball up high in the paint.
That’s the problem. Embiid thinks he’s a guard and puts the ball too low.
Embiid unfortunately is developing bad habits and thinks he’s can over power everone. He can’t. He’s gotten stronger. But there are lots of strong guys in nba. Embiids advantaged is he’s taller than most guys. He’s 3 inches taller than Baynes. 4 inches over Horford.