Sixerscan wrote: DCasey91 wrote:
What a weird passive aggressive line of argument lol.
Simmons is going to play 40+ mpg during the playoffs.
I think you completely missed the point here. Has nothing to do with Ben. Brown made a move TJ played well
All for short spurts, the International five if memory serves correct was pretty fun too.
Don’t change things don’t complain if the same results happen.
That playoff series was three years ago and literally the entire roster, coaching staff and front office besides Simmons and Embiid is different. Doesn't guarantee success or anything and the Bucks and Nets are much better than that Celtics team but things have certainly changed.
Even just with the two of them, the '18 team broke Simmons and Embiid lineups up as much as possible with Simmons leading small ball lineups and Embiid having a lineups with a lot shooting around him like you said, whereas this year Doc is basically playing them entirely together. That seems like a very different approach. If anything you are saying they should follow what they did 3 years ago.
I’m saying you can’t make a pig fly and you can’t put a square peg into a round hole.
Simmons + Embiid you need highly specific players to max them out 1,2,3 positions have to be very nuanced. You already have two centers/big men to begin with.
Can’t put Ben in the dunkers spot or on the wing it cuts off numerous offensive schemes.
High wing PNR is the best option if you want to run a Ben/Embiid tandem game with shooters to the attacking side, worked out as well as it could down the stretch in a Celtics game, why Doc didn’t go back to that I have no idea.
Ben needs to be utilized as a big roll man/central point forward (Free throw position or top of the key) anything outside of that is bogus/fantasy land in half court offense. He can’t be the initiator unless with that high wing two man game. Trust me that works but they don’t synch well because the space is already comprised when all three are on the floor.
There is a chance Ben gets phased out in half court offense but I don’t want that to happen not when those three positions can work.
You centralize Ben in the middle as the point forward/small ball center or the roll man on the move and not him
as the guard breaking down a defense more as receiver more than the initiator of the play good things tend to happen.
Have to treat him as a passing center that doesn’t shoot not as a guard.
I mean if a see the good old dribble dribble in do nothing pass out it’s exactly an example of how to not know a players capability. Put him in passing/reading positions he’s good enough to hit targets on the move.