stormi wrote:Joshyjess wrote:dhsilv2 wrote:
Do you think he doesn't put in effort on offense? He's an elite transition player. He averages something along the lines of 20 assisted points a game. 82 touches per game leading the 76ers. 5.8 minutes per game with possession, again leading his team. He hardly isn't putting any effort in on offense.
I don't watch enough Philly games to give an accurate answer, but what I have seen of him (usually against the Celtics or in the playoffs) he often times just sits up top of the key, and doesn't even try to play offense. I've seen Boston (and other teams) over and over just leave him alone up top because they know he isn't even going to try to make a move to the basket (and we all know that him taking an outside shot isn't even a possibility). Again, maybe I've only seen his off-games, but simply judging on what I have seen, I would have to say that he seems like an extremely lazy offensive player.
Ben's 7-1 in his last 8 games against Boston btw and averages right around his career norms against the Celtics.
There was the one game in the playoffs in Ben's rookie year where he scored a singular point that gets blown out of proportion like it wasn't an extreme outlier. In the other games from that same series he put up:
18/7/6 w/ 2 steals and a block
16/8/8 w/ a steal and 2 blocks
19/13/5 w/ 2 steals
He's also the best wing defender in the league. Boston has been a bad matchup against Philadelphia since 2019 and onwards. Embiid seems to go for 40+ in every single meeting, and Ben is the best wing defender in the league for a team with two 'big' wings that are smaller and slower than him and shoot bunk percentages when he's in their vicinity.
Yeah, Boston is such a terrible matchup against Philly that they routinely slap them in the postseason every time they meet…