Friday, January 27, 2023

Montreal Harrell, unexpected Philadelphia 76ers solution to Joel Embiid’s absence

if a problem has bothered philadelphia 76ers in it was joel embiedjust have to find one wire replacement To organize minutes (or games) in which Cameroon is not on the field. a deficit that they not only suffer in the regular stage, but are usually strengthened in the playoffs, such as in 2021–2022 in which they Face a Decisive Postseason Game With DeAndre Jordan as the Starting Interior,

The trend is the same: some Sixers Dominating Stretch With Embiidbut overall reduction in their absence, His main replacement in 2017–2018 was amir johnson, next year, boban marjanovic and finally greg monroe, In 2019-2020, Kyle O’Quinn, In 2021-2022, Dwight Howard, While in the previous campaign the two giants like andre drummond why deandre jordan, Not exactly a talent pool or reliable players.

What connects all these names over the years? Philadelphia’s poor performance with them on the field: no exceptions, Each of them finished their time with the Sixers with a net rating of (Balance of marks every 100 positions) Negative. And in many cases, those ratings were as low as expected.

The stakes for 2022-2023 didn’t change much with respect to previous years’ regimes: they were for Another Experienced Interiorwith defensive skepticism and far beyond ChieftainAs Montreal Harrel, But although the stakes may be similar to previous years, the results aren’t exactly happening.

For the first time in his career, Joel Embiid’s backup has a positive +/-. Obviously less than the Cameroonian, but enough so that the 76ers don’t crumble before each loss of their great star.

Sunday’s game against Detroit was an example of this. Embiid out with injury again Harrell responded with 20 points and 8-11 shooting from the field. 24 minutes in, to help Philadelphia beat Detroit 123-111, Before this game, the Sixers had Net Rating Day +2,8 With Harrell as an interior and after a win against the Pistons, it will increase even more.

In addition, the third interior of the team, Paul ReidIt also showed he could be ready to provide solutions: 16 points, 12 rebounds and 6-7 from the field in a win against Detroit.

Unlike other years where it was impossible for them to win games without Embiid, Philadelphia now manages to perform well in their games as a casualty: The Sixers are now 7-4 in 11 games without one this season. JoJo, percentage of 64% win This is even higher than that shown with a person born in Yaounde: 61% (17–11).

Although Harel will have to Show you can continue to respond positively in the playoffsWhere they’ve historically had problems staying on the field, at least this regular season, the Sixers seem to eliminated one of its great historical problems And they join the battle for the top 4 of the Eastern Conference doubles.

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