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Re: Joel Embiid 

Post#441 » by agiaco » Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:37 pm

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Re: Joel Embiid 

Post#442 » by GoSixersBro » Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:44 am

ExplosionsInDaSky wrote:
stormi wrote:
51X3RF4N wrote:And the funny thing is he had lost all this weight in that one offseason unless the photos were doctored up. And yet he came back and seemed to only gain massive pounds during the season.

This aksjakflas. Wasn't him slimming down supposed to be one of the biggest positives of last summer, but come playoff time he was a popeyes biscuit away from looking and moving like Boston Shaq... I don't get it at all with this organization.

That's a bit of a stretch in my opinion. Embiid is a thick dude for sure and maybe the pandemic issue had something to do with it, but lets be clear. Embiid was not the problem in the playoffs nor was he Boston Shaquille Oneal level of fitness. Our lack of playmakers on the perimeter, our lack of defense on the perimeter, and no true point guard out there to run the offense were the issues. Brett Brown takes some of the blame as well. He helped put the roster together and relying on the likes of Raul Neto and Mike Scott was a mistake. Thank God we don't have to see anymore of his BS lineups.
Embiid could have been in tip top shape and the series still would have gone the way it did. Now i'm in complete agreement with you or anyone else that says Embiids conditioning needs work. It's been the issue with him since he's come into the league. I'd like to see him toned up and slimmed down to where he can play more of a faceup game. I think the reason he's bulked up so much is because he's had to play in the low post. It's not a good recipe long term for him to keep banging down low with mammoth sized centers like Gasol, Adams, and Drummond. Daniel Theis is short, but he's also as physical as they come. Brook Lopez, Favors, Zubac...These guys can all give Embiid trouble when he tries to play Bully ball. I think for his overall long term health and game, he needs to lose fifteen pounds and play more of a face up game similar to what Tim Duncan started doing. Carrying as much weight as he does is risky for him as he's proven to be quite injury prone.

Couldn't agree more. During his first season (2016-2017) Embiid was much more nimble on his feet and more than often went to work from 10-15 feet out. He still has a midrange game, but I feel like the opposition used to be caught guessing much more when Embiid faced the rim. During 2018-2019 there were times where he'd get the ball TOO far out and try taking his defender off the dribble (leading to awful passes/turnovers) but I wish Doc would get him the ball more in that sweet spot (10-15 feet from the rim) and we get to see those Hakeem moves he showed more of in 2016-2018, which I feel like he has lacked (Horford's presence has not helped this).
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Re: Joel Embiid 

Post#443 » by Orangey » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:07 pm

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Re: Joel Embiid 

Post#444 » by eyeatoma » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:29 pm

Orangey wrote:

Sixers would get a OKC-Clippers sized return.

LOL, keep dreaming.
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Re: Joel Embiid 

Post#445 » by Sixerscan » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:35 pm

That Scoop B guy will really just tweet out anything huh?

If the rockets want to give an OKC sized return to someone they should ask OKC for their picks back.
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Re: Joel Embiid 

Post#446 » by kriss73 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:39 pm

The Rockets simply have no farm to sell.
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Re: Joel Embiid 

Post#447 » by Rastas » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:49 pm

Would need another teams assets, could be done but difficult.

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