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Sport Brown preparing All-Star Embiid for double teams as 76ers eye NBA success

06:40  24 july  2020
06:40  24 july  2020 Source:   performgroup.com

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The 76 ers might appear ahead of schedule to some, but Brown felt success was possible if Embiid was able to stay healthy and Simmons resembled the player they envisioned. But Brown has also presented incremental improvement challenges for his team , which it has continued to exceed.

Yahoo Sports NBA 2019-20 season restart team previews: Philadelphia 76 ers . Brown ’s decision to dub Simmons a power forward suggests we will be waiting a while longer, even if that You could not ask for a better triumvirate than Simmons, Embiid and Horford to counter Giannis Antetokounmpo in

a close up of Joel Embiid: Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid © Getty Images Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid

Brett Brown said the Philadelphia 76ers have been preparing NBA All-Star center Joel Embiid for double-team defence in the playoffs as the team eye a deep postseason run.

The 76ers will renew their season and championship bid against Eastern Conference rivals the Indiana Pacers on August 1 following the coronavirus-enforced break, which suspended the NBA in March.

Philadelphia have failed to progress beyond the second round of the playoffs in back-to-back seasons – heartbreakingly eliminated by eventual champions the Toronto Raptors in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals last year following Kawhi Leonard's stunning buzzer-beater.

Philadelphia 76ers moves Ben Simmons to power forward position

  Philadelphia 76ers moves Ben Simmons to power forward position Previously a point guard, Simmons will be playing in a new position when the NBA season resumes.Simmons definitely has what it takes to be a great point guard. He is an excellent ball-handler and playmaker. His 8.2 assists per game make him the 5th best playmaker in the league. His 3.6 turnovers per game make him better than LeBron James, Luka Doncic, Ricky Rubio, and Trae Young. Lastly, he is fast, lightning fast.

Brett Brown said the Philadelphia 76 ers are "very fortunate" to have NBA All - Star Ben Simmons, who continues to impress his head coach. Brown has repeatedly praised Simmons as the 76 ers step up their preparations for the NBA 's return following the coronavirus-enforced break.

Brett Brown said the Philadelphia 76 ers are "very fortunate" to have NBA All - Star Ben Simmons, who continues to impress his head coach. Brown has repeatedly praised Simmons as the 76 ers step up their preparations for the NBA 's return following the coronavirus-enforced break.

The 76ers have struggled offensively in the postseason with all eyes on Embiid, but head coach Brown said the franchise have been working on the three-time All-Star's ability to deal with the extra attention.

"He's going to be double-teamed more than he isn't," Brown told reporters following Thursday's practice. "You can book it – he spins baseline, the whole gym is coming, I don't care who we are playing.

"What is happening [on his post-ups] in the playoffs, it's because they go at him more repetitively in a seven-game series. It's that heightened awareness for an NBA First Team All-Star.

"And, so I think this camp one of the things I have been doing is damn near every time he catches it, we're coming [with a double team] ... He's done a really good job passing out of it.

"So whether they come at him, whether he's going to be able to architect a quarterback mentality out of that post up or whether he's just going to play bully ball and go dunk and score, I think that we're moving toward the reads that are coming."

Embiid was averaging 23.4 points, 11.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game this season prior to the postponement.

The 76ers (39-26) are sixth in the Eastern Conference, sharing the same record as the fifth-placed Pacers ahead of the league's resumption.

The NBA will restart via a 22-team format at Walt Disney Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Brown unsure about severity of Simmons' knee injury .
The Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons suffered a knee injury on Wednesday.Simmons left Wednesday's 107-98 victory in the third quarter after hurting his knee.

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