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Unread 12-05-2018, 11:35 PM   #1
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Or Boston for that matter. They need another major move this offseason on top of keeping Butler or if Kawhi stays this will not change anytime soon.
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Unread 12-05-2018, 11:38 PM  
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Or Boston for that matter. They need another major move this offseason on top of keeping Butler or if Kawhi stays this will not change anytime soon.
Eh, no, they need to have their stars show up. Embid was brutal, Simmons not too far behind. As usual, too many fucking turnovers.

Jimmy needs to get into those asses...
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Iím worried Butler leaves if this shit keeps up with Toronto and Boston.
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I can set my watch to your nitwittery after a loss ... Embiid played like shit and your bitch is that they need another star?
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Yeah because if they had another star they canít focus on Embiid as much. Duh

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Yeah because if they had another star they canít focus on Embiid as much. Duh
They have more stars than Toronto dip shit!!! They need to fucking show up!
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So why canít they ever beat them? Is it Brown then?

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Yes.
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So why canít they ever beat them? Is it Brown then?
Yeah, got me there. Embiid and Simmons disappearing on the road in these big games has to change. Hopefully playing with Butler more will help.
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I'm going to attribute it to growth at this point. I think having Butler around will expedite the process of the core progressing and becoming more dominant in big moments. That said, if they continue to not show up in big moments, Jimmy may get sick of it and move on.
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Simmons sucks. He's always going to shrink against better competition until he can learn how to shoot the ball. How many 10ft shots can you pass up?

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Well if itís Brett Brown they gotta dump him after this season if this shit doesnít stop. They tanked and took basketball away from us for 5 years to lose over and over again to fucking Toronto? Then on top of it, Boston built a solid team without any tanking.
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They could keep Butler and trade Simmons for a boatload.

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Embiid is going to struggle against teams that can clog the lane with big, wide defenders. That's the Boston formula.

Simmons needs to develop the jump shot, because that formula takes him out of the game, too.

Embiid is definitely in a two-game slump. Highest minutes per game of his career, so not sure it is unexpected.

Considering the bulk of Raptor's defense, you'd think Amir Johnson might see some minutes--and maybe with Embiid?

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Is it really a surprise that the Sixers "cannot beat" the best team in basketball right now?
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Unread 12-06-2018, 11:04 AM  
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They could keep Butler and trade Simmons for a boatload.
I bet he has his eyes on LA anyway after his rookie contract. To think he could have gotten us Kawahi ...
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Is it really a surprise that the Sixers "cannot beat" the best team in basketball right now?
No not at all. However, when you're MVP candidate is taken out of the game offensively, and forgets to play defense, and it feels like your coach is out-coached, yet again
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You have a point but is it now unacceptable that the Sixers are not the best team in the East right now after Lebron leaving? They tanked for 5 years whiffed bad on Okafor and possibly Fultz and made Boston stronger while not catching up to Toronto. On top of it Simmons refuses to shoot the ball and he may be more of a headcase than Fultz.

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I'm stealing "nitwittery." NICE!
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He sucks? Good grief. I think the concern over his jump shot is overblown. He does so much else so well that it really doesn't matter. Sure, a jump shot would complete his game, but he's still an elite level talent even without it.

I had concerns about whether or not he was working on his game over the summer, but he obviously did. Look at his free throw shooting. Last year he was being fouled on purpose. He worked on it and it has improved. People said he would be a defensive liability coming into the league and that he lacked effort on that end. He has turned himself into a legit defender. So, to the extent there is any evidence as to whether he is willing to improve his game, it points to the fact that he is. I don't think the fact that he didn't develop a comfortable jumper over one off-season is indicative of anything.
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