phillynative wrote: 76ciology wrote:
It seems like Embiid's shortcomings are being blamed on other people. Ben Simmons has to own his shortcomings, Tobias Harris has to own his and Embiid needs to own his. Doc made some bonehead moves in the ATL series also. A lot had to go wrong for the sixers to lose that series. But back to Embiid. If you look at his playoff numbers over the years. he has just not been that efficient. He should have dominated the Hawks win or lose. But he didn't. Maybe if he didn't have a torn meniscus he would have. He had 16 turnovers in the last two games. Go look at those turnovers on NBA,com. Most of them were just bad plays. He also disappeared and went 0 for whatever number it was in the second half of one of those games. Missed a game winning bunny at the end of a game also. He is a phenomenal player but he needs to look at himself when he comes up short. There is no excuse for this being the first year he took care of his body (his words) how long has he been in the league? He needs to hold himself accountable. The sixers media sure won't.
And until that happens, it will just keep repeating over and over again. Because your belief isnt aligned with reality.
Build a biid centric team again. If Biid fails, those guys around gets the bigger blame. Then people will complain about he needs more help.
With the game and competition is going right now, he should be the one helping an alpha player like Harden or Dame.
Because with Embiid, you ALWAYS have to be prepared on those times when heâ€™s not available (physically or spiritually). And youâ€™re losing because you always think heâ€™s there at his 100% with +1,000 NetRtg.
I want to know what version of this team has been a "Biidcentric" team ??? Lol. One where Ben is the PG , or there's another Big Man in the paint with him, or peremiter players that cannot create take some of the pressure off and shoot the ball consistently from the outside?...
Like I said earlier Embiid is not without fault . Just like any other star player. The proof is in the pudding what Embiids weaknesses are but that doesn't go without saying, he has been put in a position where he has to create for himself , even at the end of games. Embiid is turnover prone and has to get better with his playmaking but the team also has to be built to fit your best players
strengths and weaknesses. Trying to fit a square into a circle year after year is not aligned with reality.
How? With how bad our 5 man units are when Biid is off the floor.
It worthless to get a 28pt lead then later lose all the lead when heâ€™s on the bench.
Thats why it doesnt matter to bring guys who fits Embiid well. You can turn Ben into a 40% spot up shooter and weâ€™d still be losing games. Because the story will still be the same.
He misses around 20 games in an already shortened season.
In the playoffs, you dont know if heâ€™s playing. And is bound to miss games. While the team canâ€™t win even against a borderline playoff team like the Wizards.
And if he plays, youâ€™re handed two versions of him which is a russian roulette. If Biid is healthy spiritually
We get big leads when Biid is on the floor.
We lose all the lead when Biid is off the floor.
The game gets close in crucial moments when the game favors the perimeter scorer. If Biid is unhealthy spiritually
He looks tired and lethargic. Immobile on defense, brick factory on offense.
He misses bunny on point blank to win you games.
Embiid is NOT LIKE OTHER SUPERSTARS.
Embiidâ€™s availability is always up in the air.
And if you fail to accept that, this cycle will just go round and round
Youâ€™ll again build a team of shooters. We will win stretches when heâ€™s on the floor.
Weâ€™ll again lose stretches when heâ€™s off the floor.
Weâ€™ll get be at a disadvantage down the stretch.
Weâ€™ll get â€świll he play this gameâ€ť in the playoffs?
Weâ€™ll suffer â€śwtf is happening with embiidâ€ť games in the playoffs.
Embiid doesnt just need to play with guys who fits playing with him.
Embiid doesnt just need to play with more talented players.
Embiid NEEDS to play with a player BETTER THAN HIM.
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