kuclas wrote:TheNewEra wrote:Is there even a player in the league the Hawks could trade for that could even help them against Embiid? Maybe throw a big money 2 year team option at Marc Gasol?
The hawks are fine with capela guarding Embiid. But hawks have to hard double team Embiid and yes that includes even trae young throwing his 160 pound body to help out. But really John Collins needs to double down to help out on Embiid. Single coverage is suicide vs Embiid especially when he’s within 5 feet.
Watch the 2019 raptors series. Watch Leonard cheat down to help Gasol when Embiid gets closer. That’s how you defend Embiid.
Or just hope he runs out of gas. Embiid was out of gas end of the 3rd quarter. If shake didn’t get hot. I don’t know if Sixers could hang on with Embiid on the bench.
Hawks are not title contenders with Capela. He's no threat to score and his post defense isn't the best. He can get lit up against guys that can stretch the floor or get their own shot.
His offense isn't good enough to where he needs to be accounted. He has no go to move, can't score away from the basket, and he's a bad free throw shooter.