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  1. Mainstreet

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    Murray has played well tonight but Jokic has been taken out of his game and sits on the bench with 5 personal fouls.
     
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    It would do Ayton good to practice against a physical player although I'm not a fan of the way Howard plays sometimes. That's not to say I couldn't be persuaded.
     
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    Nuggets haven't got much out of Millsap and Plumlee tonight.
     
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    Nuggets go down 3-1 in series.

    Lakers 114 - 108
     
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    why would Simmons be asked to spot up in that offense? He’d be used like a Shawn Marion type getting his points on the break and be the one kicking it out to open shooters as he drives something he does great

    Embiid is the guy who doesn’t fit at all in a D’Antoni offense. He’s a lumbering 7 footer.
     
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    He has Lebron to keep him in check. Who’s going to do that in Phoenix
     
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    Marion was still a 3pt shooter in D'Antoni's offense. Simmons will not shoot 3's, at all. It's a bad fit. Sure, Simmons is a good defender and facilitator as a PG but if you take him from the PG position and start playing him as a wing then what he does well won't stand out the same.

    Embiid is not as immobile as you make it out to be. He can anchor the offense and pull up for 3's if he doesn't get back quickly. He may be used better as a trailer of sorts, showing up to set deep picks and be a pick and pop or roll threat.
     
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    It sickens me that Markeiff Morris is going to get a Championship ring...
     
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    Simmons is best with ball in his hands. So is harden. I think Simmons for harden is more likely than embiid for harden.
     
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    Any player that’s primarily a perimeter player with Danton’s has to shoot threes. It’s a given. He’s traded away everyone that doesn’t from Houston.
     
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    Simmons bread and butter is driving to the lane. He’s not a perimeter player at all. Rebound push the ball Drive and kick out that’s how his offense works.

    so you guys think Embiid is better suited for a D’Antoni team then Ben Simmons?
     
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    he’s also out of shape half the time

    and how’s Embiid going to hold up in his notorious short rotations.
     
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    Name a guard who has excelled in D'Antoni's offense without shooting 3's. Other than Amare, who has excelled in D'Antoni's offense without shooting 3's?
     
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    This is the problem. Phoenix doesn't have anyone on their current roster to keep Howard in check.

    This is from Ben Rohrbach Yahoo Sports Sep 21, 2020, 12:08 PM:


    After Howard’s shoving match with Paul Millsap resulted in the tech, TNT color analyst Reggie Miller said of Howard, “He’s just out here straight trying to punk Jokic. Seriously, that’s all he’s really doing.” And he was right. As Howard tried pleading his case with referees in vain, Rajon Rondo had to tell his Lakers teammate to check himself, as did Danny Green after the game, when Howard was telling the Nuggets to “go home.”


    https://sports.yahoo.com/dwight-how...e-it-is-working-for-the-lakers-190820958.html
     
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    I think a big that stretches the floor is a better fit for Dantoni 2020 than a guard who doesn’t shoot the three. And Simmons is a guard regardless of his massive size.
     

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