76ers 2019-2020

lovegtm

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Why do we care what players heights are in bare feet anyway?
Gives a common reference point. I suppose the league could have distributed standardized shoes for everyone to wear while measuring, but bare feet is easier by 10000x. Then if you want to know a guy's playing height, just add 1" or whatever.
 

terrynever

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Ben Simmons made a 3 tonight as Embiid begged him to shoot in blowout exhibition win. Score was 79-41 at the time. Stroke looked good. He was unguarded.
 

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Ben Simmons’s shooting is one of the more bizarre storylines in the league.

I mean, everyone is treating that three like he’s the team manager with a disability whom the coach put in as some kind of feel good reward but then who actually makes the shot.

Except, it’s a professional basketball player.
 

terrynever

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Ben Simmons’s shooting is one of the more bizarre storylines in the league.

I mean, everyone is treating that three like he’s the team manager with a disability whom the coach put in as some kind of feel good reward but then who actually makes the shot.

Except, it’s a professional basketball player.
Actually, Brett Brown’s response to media was a terse, “He made a shot.” Next question. It was Belichickian.
His teammates were happy for him but would rather talk about defense, which looks like a strength of this team. Matisse Thybulle is already second man off bench, right behind James Ennis. They are great athletes with length. Deflections and steals.
Simmons’ shooting is important only in that he needs to get better. That’s on him. Nothing goes unnoticed in this day and age. But he would rather talk about this team’s defensive makeup, and the idea that the second unit is better than last year. Deeper, too.
 

benhogan

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This team's defense is going to be bonkers ridiculous. So much length and athleticism. When your worst defender is Tobia Harris
Agreed. Insane defensive team.

Tobias is terrible defensively but when you have Embiid and Horford protecting the rim he won't get too exposed. Add in two excellent defenders w/ Simmons & J-Rich...very scary