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Re: Joel Embiid 

Post#1501 » by 76ciology » Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:01 am

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Clearly declining as a shotblocker

Just kidding. Still an elite defensive player and would pick him on defense even against Gobert


Embiid is the best paint anchor in the league imo. He's arguably the best offensive and defensive player walking right now.


I think he’s the best scorer and an elite defensive big.
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Re: Joel Embiid 

Post#1502 » by Stanford » Wed Sep 1, 2021 2:29 pm

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Post#1503 » by syntax » Wed Sep 1, 2021 3:17 pm

Joel trying to steady the ship a few months too late?
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Post#1504 » by the_process » Wed Sep 1, 2021 3:44 pm

I like that Jo came out and squashed rumors of a rift between him and Ben from his end. I mean, it's likely Ben is done with Jo; but it's not reciprocal and it's good Jo said that publicly.

The shot at the fans is calculated, he's both trying damage control and taking Ben's side while also insinuating booing made him stronger and maybe Ben should take that route as well.

This is probably a month late, but Jo has likely been on vacation until now, or possibly even asked to stay out of it.
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Re: Joel Embiid 

Post#1505 » by ProcessDoctor » Wed Sep 1, 2021 10:50 pm

My take is Joel realizes how important Ben is for the team to contend and fears getting an inferior player(s) in exchange for him. As disappointing as Ben is, there are probably only ~30 players who have the same or better impact on winning than him. He is a floor raiser, no doubt about it.

When you zoom out from the 7-game series against Atlanta, you realize things could be much worse than having to deal with Simmons’s flaws. I think a similar thought/feeling is what’s hitting Joel right now.
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Re: Joel Embiid 

Post#1506 » by Wilfried » Thu Sep 2, 2021 6:55 am

ProcessDoctor wrote:My take is Joel realizes how important Ben is for the team to contend and fears getting an inferior player(s) in exchange for him. As disappointing as Ben is, there are probably only ~30 players who have the same or better impact on winning than him. He is a floor raiser, no doubt about it.

When you zoom out from the 7-game series against Atlanta, you realize things could be much worse than having to deal with Simmons’s flaws. I think a similar thought/feeling is what’s hitting Joel right now.


Maybe he's trying to pump up Simmons' trade value. Not a bad idea
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Re: Joel Embiid 

Post#1507 » by downtownpie » Thu Sep 2, 2021 9:16 am

He's gaslighting Simmons now. Ship has sailed on any kind of relationship they had.

Better for both of them. Embiid needs a shooter and Simmons needs a different set up.
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Post#1508 » by phillynative » Thu Sep 2, 2021 2:43 pm

ProcessDoctor wrote:My take is Joel realizes how important Ben is for the team to contend and fears getting an inferior player(s) in exchange for him. As disappointing as Ben is, there are probably only ~30 players who have the same or better impact on winning than him. He is a floor raiser, no doubt about it.

When you zoom out from the 7-game series against Atlanta, you realize things could be much worse than having to deal with Simmons’s flaws. I think a similar thought/feeling is what’s hitting Joel right now.


I think its just damage control. Media are using the "rift" to lower Ben trade value.
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Post#1509 » by phillynative » Thu Sep 2, 2021 2:46 pm

76ciology wrote:
stormi wrote:
76ciology wrote:
Clearly declining as a shotblocker

Just kidding. Still an elite defensive player and would pick him on defense even against Gobert


Embiid is the best paint anchor in the league imo. He's arguably the best offensive and defensive player walking right now.


I think he’s the best scorer and an elite defensive big.


Wow I didn't know about the triple double game. 13 assists for a guy who lacks courtvision is pretty good.
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Re: Joel Embiid 

Post#1510 » by HotelVitale » Thu Sep 2, 2021 10:27 pm

downtownpie wrote:He's gaslighting Simmons now.


? I thought gaslighting is manipulating a situation so people being harmed by it are made to think it's not real, hence they're crazy/trippin for thinking something's wrong. Embiid seems like he's doing the opposite--he's saying that the fans ripping Ben is a real thing that's rough to go through, and fans have to own that.

Do you mean he's low-key trolling him? I've seen that explanation but I honestly don't get it. It's not cool or expected for people to feed on negativity, and Embiid's always been into playing that wrestling villain character who doesn't take things very personally. I don't think it's an insult to say 'for some reason I turn hate into motivation, but not everyone wants to be hated by his fanbase so don't pretend you're helping, Philly fans.'
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Post#1511 » by 76ciology » Fri Sep 3, 2021 6:22 am

I think biid is trying to cover everything up. He knows if the team dont get a good return for Ben and if we are forced to sit out Ben, he’ll just be wasting a year. Personally, I’d rather sit him out a season if that happens than be a team just as good as last season and getting a low first.
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Post#1512 » by syntax » Fri Sep 3, 2021 6:50 am

76ciology wrote:I think biid is trying to cover everything up. He knows if the team dont get a good return for Ben and if we are forced to sit out Ben, he’ll just be wasting a year. Personally, I’d rather sit him out a season if that happens than be a team just as good as last season and getting a low first.


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Post#1513 » by 76ciology » Fri Sep 3, 2021 6:52 am

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76ciology wrote:I think biid is trying to cover everything up. He knows if the team dont get a good return for Ben and if we are forced to sit out Ben, he’ll just be wasting a year. Personally, I’d rather sit him out a season if that happens than be a team just as good as last season and getting a low first.


What. You ok?


Yeah. I dont want a similar result to last season. I dont want second round and a late first. Its just a waste of time and wont get us near the championship.

P.S. im talking about scenarios of “forced to sitout Ben” or “dont get a good return for Ben”
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Re: Joel Embiid 

Post#1514 » by 76ciology » Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:02 pm

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Re: Joel Embiid 

Post#1515 » by the_process » Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:31 pm

76ciology wrote:
syntax wrote:
76ciology wrote:I think biid is trying to cover everything up. He knows if the team dont get a good return for Ben and if we are forced to sit out Ben, he’ll just be wasting a year. Personally, I’d rather sit him out a season if that happens than be a team just as good as last season and getting a low first.


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Yeah. I dont want a similar result to last season. I dont want second round and a late first. Its just a waste of time and wont get us near the championship.

P.S. im talking about scenarios of “forced to sitout Ben” or “dont get a good return for Ben”


I agree with this thought process.

We just have to agree on what constitutes a "good return" for Ben.
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