Better fit with Ben Simmons: Giannis or Embiid?

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Who's the better fit next to Ben Simmons?

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Better fit with Ben Simmons: Giannis or Embiid? 

Post#1 » by parsnips33 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:25 pm

Who would be the better fit with Ben Simmons, irrespecitive of talent level. (Most, if not all, probably have Giannis as a better player than Embiid at this point, but who would provide the better fit next to Simmons)

Embiid brings you more shooting, but Giannis can play at a faster pace that might favor Simmons natural abilities.
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Post#2 » by jdzimme3 » Sat Aug 1, 2020 5:07 pm

So people would rather build a team around embiid and Simmons than Giannis and Simmons? Seems crazy to me.
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Post#3 » by mademan » Sat Aug 1, 2020 8:04 pm

depends on what you mean. Simmons might be a better lineup fit with Embiid, but Simmons-Giannis would be a better team because any team with Giannis on it is better than a team with Embiid on it
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Re: Better fit with Ben Simmons: Giannis or Embiid? 

Post#4 » by HeartBreakKid » Sun Aug 2, 2020 6:37 am

mademan wrote:depends on what you mean. Simmons might be a better lineup fit with Embiid, but Simmons-Giannis would be a better team because any team with Giannis on it is better than a team with Embiid on it

Question is more asking whos skill set and attributes fit better with Simmons, not who is a better overall player between Giannis and Joel.
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Re: Better fit with Ben Simmons: Giannis or Embiid? 

Post#5 » by Rapcity_11 » Sun Aug 2, 2020 8:46 pm

Gotta be Giannis. Can play more fast pace, a more dynamic roll man.

Although you gotta play a floor stretching 5 or Giannis at C for that to work, which makes the fit a bit trickier.

Is Simmons even good enough to warrant these discussions?
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Re: Better fit with Ben Simmons: Giannis or Embiid? 

Post#6 » by Ryoga Hibiki » Sun Aug 2, 2020 9:08 pm

Giannis would provide more spacing, because he's actually more dangerous than Joel when standing at the 3 point line.
He would them have a running syart and immediately attack the rim, when Joel from such position would most likely shoot, at not very high %.
Still not much of a fit, Ben is not an easy player to maximize

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Re: Better fit with Ben Simmons: Giannis or Embiid? 

Post#7 » by prophet_of_rage » Sun Aug 2, 2020 9:35 pm

He is if you make him the ball handling 5. He is difficult as a guard because he won't shoot.

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Re: Better fit with Ben Simmons: Giannis or Embiid? 

Post#8 » by Ryoga Hibiki » Sun Aug 2, 2020 9:59 pm

prophet_of_rage wrote:He is if you make him the ball handling 5. He is difficult as a guard because he won't shoot.

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he doesn't have the rim protection to be an effective center and he's not dangerous enough at creating off the dribble to build around him.
He basically needs a stretch 5 next to gim, and that's an awfully rare commodity.

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