Jamaaliver wrote:Illmatic12 wrote:Philadelphia is probably the most intriguing and unique team in the league (imo). Very interested to see how that roster plays out,
I hope Embiid gets in tip-top shape and changes his narrative, this is the season for him to take over in the playoffs and put a stamp on his career
'm a huuuge AL Horford fan (for obvious reasons), so I'll be watching th e76ers closely this year. But I can't get past the fact that their two bets players just don't fit.
Controversial statement alert: I think Ben Simmons is a tremendous talent on par with Giannis. But he's at the wrong position. He needs to be playing PF or C surrounded by 3 & D wings and a floor spacing Center. Simmons would be tremendous as a point forward, abusing switches in the paint, taking bigger/slower defenders off the dribble and as a screen setter for his guards in DHO situations.
He should be used more akin to Draymond, Zion and Giannis.
The fit aspect is what makes it so intriguing to me.
I think the Warriors spoiled people into thinking that championship teams are supposed to be perfect.
This year reminds me of the mid-2000s NBA where you have a bunch of talented, but imperfect teams who are all vying for the championship. There isn’t any team who you can point to and say they have no flaws in team construction.
For Philly, they could possibly have the best defense in the league but offensively will have to figure it out on the fly which adds to the unpredictability. As far as Simmons agreed, I’ve said for years he is a PF.. problem is his ego and he wants the glory of being a point guard instead of getting his tall *** in the post