SixthStreet wrote:Against the Bucks wouldn't Simmons best be deployed on Middleton? Last year you had Butler who really had to stick primarily on Middleton but now Richardson is capable of handling Bledsoe so you have the luxury of having Simmons lock up Middleton and have Embiid and Horford exchange Giannis and Lopez for fouls and fatigue. Hide Harris on the 5th guy whomever it is.
If Simmons can slow down Middleton's off the dribble game (and I believe he can) I think it can really clog things up for their offense in a series.
Been that way.
But on defense, Giannis is on Ben. While Bro lo is on Biid. Then both Giannis and Brolo sags off Biid and Ben, this is problematic for us so far. Because this kills any kind of post-up opportunities (you can’t even have Al post up Wes Matthews).
The best way to counter it is both of them setting screens for Tobi or JRich so that it would force their men to stay close to them, or simply Biid to shoot perimeter shots.
I think in the end of this puzzle, you’ll just end up with the conclusion that Sixers’ championship hopes THIS SEASON hangs with Embiid’s perimeter shooting.
Then it becomes a rabbit hole discussion.
Biid fans would say Ben should shoot. Then someone will say Horford is the problem. Then someone will say it wouldnt be a problem if someone (star playmaker) would set them up for easy buckets.
I’d rather be realistic with a more short term outlook and say it’s Biid who has to shoot and make those perimeter shot this season while both Biid and Ben have to become better than league average shooters in the future.
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