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25 replies on “Post Game: 76ers beat Knicks, 108-105”
Well, I picked the wrong half to watch…
i think when trier was hurt fizdale had tony robbins come by to tell him he was no longer the best iso player in the world and now everyone’s fat again
I am amazed at how little Ben Simmons looks to care on defense.
Their whole team seems like they don’t give a shit about anything. They have so much talent, I’m honestly surprised at their lack of cohesion.
I’m not ready to concede that SGA is a better prospect than Knox.
For all good Brett Brown has done for this team, it might be time to let him go, like the Mark Jackson / Jason Kidd of their development. The team doesn’t have depth after the Butler trade and the pieces are not super easy to fit together, but Philly might make another leap with a more creative coach at the helm.
That being said they’re still 28-16 and 4th in the east, which seems to be pretty much where they should be, so it might just be a case of a good team playing a terrible team on the road. As long as Embiid is healthy they’ll be scary for everyone, he’s a legit superstar on both ends and even on this game where he shot poorly you could see his impact on the game, it’s Simmons and Butler who’ll have to consistently produce.
Despite the 4-2 record, not exactly the best run…
Problem with Embiid is that he’s a legit superstar from the ’90s. I think good teams can figure out how to neutralize him in the playoffs, at least for now.
He actually reminds me a lot of Ewing, kind of a lumberer, maybe more silly and less focused.
I feel the same way about Brown as I do about Fiz…great coach for a rebuild, maybe not so great for a contender. Sort of like the anti-D’Antoni.
An amazingly sketchy stint, yeah.
Embiid is a bit old school in that sense, but he can shoot 3s and keep defenses honest, even though his percentages aren’t great. The fact that he’s such a good defender is what makes him a viable superstar in my opinion, because he can carry you through long stretches with his offense and then affect the game defensively when he gets focused on the other end, so he’s not as useless as say, a Kyrie Irving when his offensive game isn’t on
I don’t know if him + Simmons is going to be a championship core one day, but Simmons still has a lot of room to grow. Im just not sure if Butler is the right 3rd piece.
76ers = no depth
These are the lineups I desperately want to see for a few games this year.
Frank, Dotson, Knox, KP, Robinson
Frank, Dotson, Knox, Vonleh, KP
Frank is developing an interesting approach to scoring the basketball. He’s still not quick, but he has very long strides and very long arms. He’s using his strides and length to get the ball up quickly. He made and missed a few today, but you can see where he’s going with it. His handle and defense looked better today. He’s got such a long way to go on offense, but he’s adding things and getting better.
Knox is either going to become a very overrated high volume scorer that doesn’t defend or do much else to help a team win or he’s going to grow a little, get stronger, start rebounding, shooting, finishing, and defending better and become a legit superstar. He’s doing things at 19 you aren’t supposed to be able to do (suggesting stardom) but he’s also bad at quite a few things.
Trier is fading fast. I hope it’s just the injury issues.
What helps Knox is that he’s a legit 6’9” with a good enough shooting stroke. He picks his spots and gets his in the flow of the offense, and I like the way he’s developing as a scorer. His ceiling, to me, is a ball-movement friendly version of Carmelo Anthony, or a higher usage version of Tobias Harris. He’s been beginning to work out of the triple threat, and I’d love to see him develop that part of his game.
Knox’s doctor apparently told him he had another inch or so to grow.
Tobias Harris does seems like a good outcome for him.
either way, that’s not a bad result for the number 9 pick.
Man, Luka, Luka, Luka… the poor Hawks will have to be kicking themselves for the next decade now.
True, but sometimes the pace of today’s game seems too fast for him. He’s not great at running the floor, and his legs are a bit creaky for a young guy.
As to the comparison, I think if Ewing played today, he would have been fine moving out to the 3 point line a few times a game, he took a lot of 18 footers and was excellent from that range, so I think he would have been similar to Embiid in that way.
Knox has really big feet for his size (which might explain why he steps out of bounds so much.) That might suggest more growth, or he might just be a guy with big feet. Didn’t Giannis keep growing during his first couple of years?
Knox may be a bit slow on the uptake but he seems like a very grounded kid. Him, Frank and Kornet all seem similar in that way. Dotson too.
If I recall correctly, Giannis entered the league measuring 6’9” and is now 6’11”. If Knox can end up being a legit 6’10” it’s going to be nice for what should be his best role as a 4, it’s a welcome addition as I think athleticism isn’t going to be an issue with him pretty much.
He’s showing a lot of encouraging things, he’s still mostly a massive negative on the court but he’s improving steadily. I don’t think he has superstar ceiling as I don’t see him ever becoming a super efficient scorer, but he might end up being a good scorer and decent rebounder who can fit well as the 3rd or 4th best player on a very good team, which is certainly better than what I expected.
He’s averaging 1.2 assists per 36. That’s even worse than Mitchell Robinson.
Knox is a talented kid. He’s justifying the pic and has clearly improved as the season has gone on. His transition to the pros would have been a lot easier if the team had a competent point guard. Unfortunately for him, he’s stuck playing with selfish chuckers (Iso, Hardaway, Burke) or clueless (Mudiay) lead guards.
I have no doubt that if my prayers are answered and the team either drafts or acquires a decent pg, Knox will show even more promise.
I think that if there were a re-draft right now, Knox isn’t there at #9. Not that he shouldn’t be, but there’s no doubt that GMs around the league are noticing him, especially after today. Ayton and Doncic go 1-2 in any order (I’d take Doncic) and Jackson and Bagley go 3-4 in any order (I’d pick Jackson, in fact, I might take him over Ayton). Bamba and Carter probably still go 5-6, and SGA and Knox probably go 7-8. Then Young, Sexton, the Bridges and Huerter in some order.