Give Philadelphia star Joel Embiid a score for saying what you think.
attache The 76ers lost to the Miami Heat in Game 6 at the end of the season. James Harden scored just 11 points in the second half, said Embiid, who didn’t score a single goal in the second half. “Obviously everyone was expecting Houston James Harden from the moment we got him, but he’s not anymore. He’s more of a playmaker.”
He is no longer that person. ouch.
What critics say is one thing. That’s another thing when his colleague speaks.
It doesn’t matter whether Embiid intended it to be minor. It could be interpreted as Embiid’s reference to former Sixers guard Ben Simmons shortly after Philadelphia lost to Atlanta in last season’s playoffs.
Who knows if Embiid’s comments will have any repercussions? But this remains true. Over the other seasons, the Sixers fell short of their goal for a number of reasons, and Harden’s trade closing deal resulted in another disappointing second. – Circular exit.
In the playoffs, Harden averaged 18.6 points, 8.6 assists, 5.7 rebounds, 40.5 percent from the field and 36.8 percent of 3-pointers. In their game against Miami, he scored just two more than 20 points and had only 14 and 11 points from two losses at the end of the series.
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