76ciology wrote:9 games in.
Defensively, we lead on blocks and are top 10 in steals. Biid has been stepping out more, Ben and Tobi have been rotating to the paint more.
Offensively, there are two main drivers. Transition (3rd in transition points per game) and Embiid.
Seth, Milton and Tobi (SMT) are good in running PnR on low frequency. And we take advantage of this down the stretch when game is on the line.
We have the same problem with most teams with only one superstar like Bucks and Giannis.
Starting unit relies heavy on Embiid’s halfcourt offense. If teams can slow down Embiid or if he gets cold, you’ll have to rely on SMT to run 2 man games. And it’s worse when teams would be able to limit our transition game by great offense (high % and low TOs).
So we are basically the same team. Sure bet to be in the post-season, but a 2nd round team, maybe 1st round.
Defense is great but you can't make a deep run relying on transition in the Playoffs.Even less if your go-to scorer is a post player.
Hope we don't get blinded by the RS early success, it doesn't mean much. We're still a limited team who's not a real contender.