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Re: Maxey and Embiid? 

Post#81 » by kuclas » Sun Jan 2, 2022 3:00 pm

Tomjas wrote:
eyeatoma wrote:
Tomjas wrote:
Much of this post is about feelings/personality and not logic

You think that Ben is aloof then try Bjorn Borg



You think that Tobi isn’t outwardly passionate then try Ernie Els

The issue is quality

The Sixers need size, athleticism, rebounding, playmaking and defence

Being the process, aloof, a bookworm or smiling won’t cut it as it’s all about winning


Alright man, tell me what should have happened? Yes, Embiid and Doc called Ben out, which he deserved. Many players are fine with it, but some take it to heart. Ben clearly did. How do you deal with him shrinking in the playoffs. How do you deal with him bailing on the team? What is the solution to all of this. Please help me understand.


First move of the off season should have been to sack Doc

Simmons was terrible offensively against the Hawks but Rivers cost us the series

Don’t give me any bs about a 5 year contract

Harris & his partners bought the franchise for $300 million & it’s now worth $2 billion + so they can eat his deal

Not only is Rivers a terrible coach but he completely screwed the Simmons situation & Ben is infinitely more important than Doc

He’s also alienated several top players - Paul, Kawhi, George, Simmons

Doc is a complete fraud

Second move was to shoot Tobias into the sun as he doesn’t fit with anyone on the team

Westbrook was traded for value so why can’t Harris?

Ben will probably never come back but the fact that Doc & Tobi are still here is a joke


Rivers messed up by not doing hack a capela same time hawks were hacking A Simmons.

Everyone who watched the series saw fear in Capela’s eyes. He was equally 33% free throw shooting as Ben. He’s 60% free throw shooter himself. They remove capela. Hawks have zero size left. That alone would have saved us in game 5 up by 10 points 3.5 minutes left. That’s coaching. And doc rivers failed to recognize it. Capela was bricking almost anything at the rim with embiid nearby as well.

It would have changed the series results. All on doc rivers.
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Re: Maxey and Embiid? 

Post#82 » by mjkvol » Sun Jan 2, 2022 4:20 pm

Tomjas wrote:
You think that Ben is aloof then try Bjorn Borg

You think that Tobi isn’t outwardly passionate then try Ernie Els



Are you going to seriously compare NBA basketball with sports like tennis and especially golf? Golfers are trained to keep their emotions in check and just focus on the next shot - they all have sports psychologists as part of their 'teams' for just that purpose.

Players in sports like basketball and football thrive on the release of emotions and passion, using them to their advantage to gain any edge they can get. Tiger Woods aside, how many top golfers have routinely shown outward emotion?
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Re: Maxey and Embiid? 

Post#83 » by mjkvol » Sun Jan 2, 2022 4:27 pm

kuclas wrote:Rivers messed up by not doing hack a capela same time hawks were hacking A Simmons.

Everyone who watched the series saw fear in Capela’s eyes. He was equally 33% free throw shooting as Ben. He’s 60% free throw shooter himself. They remove capela. Hawks have zero size left. That alone would have saved us in game 5 up by 10 points 3.5 minutes left. That’s coaching. And doc rivers failed to recognize it. Capela was bricking almost anything at the rim with embiid nearby as well.

It would have changed the series results. All on doc rivers.


Rivers messed up more than that in the Hawks series, but letting them get away with having Capela on the floor was coaching incompetence. While Simmons was the most obvious villain in the series loss, a good coach would have mitigated his weaknesses and never had him on the floor in those situations, and never would have stuck with rotations that were clearly failing in big spots.

It's pretty clear that among the moves Morey needs to make to give the Embiid era any shot at real success is to jettison Rivers after this season. Sadly, I don't see that happening short of a complete implosion.
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Re: Maxey and Embiid? 

Post#84 » by SixersSince82 » Sun Jan 9, 2022 1:57 am

mjkvol wrote:
Rivers messed up more than that in the Hawks series, but letting them get away with having Capela on the floor was coaching incompetence. While Simmons was the most obvious villain in the series loss, a good coach would have mitigated his weaknesses and never had him on the floor in those situations, and never would have stuck with rotations that were clearly failing in big spots.

It's pretty clear that among the moves Morey needs to make to give the Embiid era any shot at real success is to jettison Rivers after this season. Sadly, I don't see that happening short of a complete implosion.


If Daryl can't get the return he wants for Ben come summer time what are the chances he simply fires Doc and hopes that's a big step toward repairing the team's relationship with Simmons?
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Re: Maxey and Embiid? 

Post#85 » by mjkvol » Sun Jan 9, 2022 2:10 am

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mjkvol wrote:
Rivers messed up more than that in the Hawks series, but letting them get away with having Capela on the floor was coaching incompetence. While Simmons was the most obvious villain in the series loss, a good coach would have mitigated his weaknesses and never had him on the floor in those situations, and never would have stuck with rotations that were clearly failing in big spots.

It's pretty clear that among the moves Morey needs to make to give the Embiid era any shot at real success is to jettison Rivers after this season. Sadly, I don't see that happening short of a complete implosion.


If Daryl can't get the return he wants for Ben come summer time what are the chances he simply fires Doc and hopes that's a big step toward repairing the team's relationship with Simmons?


That would also require a big sell to Joel, and then to the team that has adjusted to new roles and busted their asses while Ben partied with what's her name. It's highly unlikely, but if it was accompanied by a Harris trade netting something more than a bag of balls it might not be the worst outcome.

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