The era is always changing, and so is the NBA. At the end of the last century, the NBA was still an era in which victory was based on defense. A good center played a big role in the team, and it was often the team. The main scoring points for tactics and offense; into the early 21st century, the phenomenon of "superstars grouping" gradually appeared in the league. Each team formed either a "dual core" or a "big three"; in today's league, With the emergence of historical-level three-point shooters like Curry, with the establishment of the Warriors' four-year triple crown dynasty, the league has officially entered the three-point era and the small ball era.
With the advent of the small ball era, the traditional point guards and centers in the league seem to be increasingly deviating from the tactical core arena, so there are "the Great" Embiid and "Xidi" "What is the ability of Simmons' Philadelphia 76ers to base themselves in the league in the small ball era?
The Philadelphia 76ers, as a veteran team in the NBA, have won three league championships and nine half-zone championships in the sixty years since entering the NBA. But the closest memory to us is the time when Allen Iverson was in the 76ers in the early 21st century. At that time, Iverson led the 76ers to the finals by himself, although he lost to the "OK" combination. The Lakers, but Iverson’s unsolvable performance has conquered countless fans.
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After that, the 76ers seemed to be in a slump like Frost hit an eggplant, and even became the league’s bottom team. Until the 2012-2013 season, the then general manager Sam. Sinki was full of ambition and will The 76ers demolished and rebuilt. In 2014, he selected Joel Embiid as a flower-seeking show; in 2016, he selected Ben Simmons as the champion.
Although the injuries delayed Embiid and Simmons’ entry into the league, the injuries did not crush them. The 76ers' regular season record of the 16-17 season was 28 wins and 54 losses, ranking last in the Eastern Conference. Second, although Embiid officially started his NBA career this season, he ended his journey ahead of schedule after only playing 31 games due to injuries;
17-18 season, healthy Embi De and Simmons officially returned, and Embiid and Simmons did not disappoint the Phillies. The NBA regular season 76ers under the leadership of "Double Emperor" achieved a good result of 52 wins and 30 losses and ranked third in the Eastern Conference. This season, Embiid averaged 22.9 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.8 blocks per game; Simmons averaged 15.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 8.2 assists, 1.73 steals and 0.86 blocks per game. From the penultimate in the Eastern Conference in the 16-17 season to the third in the Eastern Conference in the 17-18 season, from hell to heaven, the Phillies saw the hope of a championship.
In the 18-19 season, Simmons continued his performance as an all-around fighter, averaging 16.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 7.7 assists, 1.42 steals, and 0.77 blocks per game in the NBA regular season; Embiid is more talented To the extreme, can you imagine a center making 263 three-pointers and hitting 79 times and averaging 1.2 three-pointers per game this season! Embiid averaged 27.5 points, 13.6 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 0.7 steals, and 1.9 blocks per game in the regular season. Throughout the 18-19 season, the Philadelphia 76ers scored 51 wins and 31 losses, ranking third in the Eastern Conference. In the subsequent playoffs Simmons and Embiid will lead the team to the Eastern Conference semifinals all the way, Perseverance and Leonard used a lore at the last minute of the tiebreak to disillusion the 76ers championship, and then Leonard was fierce. The Dragons eventually won the championship. But the plasticity of Embiid and Simmons and their talents have made Philadelphia's blood boil.
"Double Emperor" data|The all-round fighter can't shoot, the emperor fills up the shot gap
17-18 season: averaging 22.9 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.8 blocks in 30.4 minutes per game; shooting 48.3%, 30.8% from three-pointers, and 76.9% from free throws.
18-19 season: averaged 27.5 points, 13.6 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.9 blocks in 33.7 minutes per game; 48.4% field goal percentage, 30.0% three-point field goal percentage, and 80.4% free throw percentage.
19-20 season: averaging 23.4 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.3 blocks in 30.2 minutes per game; 47.3% shooting from the field, 34.8% from the three-point field, and 81.4% from the free throw.
17-18 season: averaged 15.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 33.8 minutes per game Steals; 54.5% shooting from the field, 0.0% from three-pointers, and 56.0% from free throws.
18-19 season: averaging 16.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1.4 steals in 34.1 minutes per game; 56.3% field goal percentage, 0.0% three-point field goal percentage, and 60.0% free throw percentage.
19-20 season: averaging 16.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, 8.2 assists and 2.1 steals in 35.8 minutes per game; 58.4% shooting from the field, 33.3% from the three-point field, and 62.7% from the free throw.
From the basic data of Simmons for three seasons, it can be concluded that Simmons is the core player of the 76ers to organize the offense and the key to connecting the whole team. They can send out every season. With about 8 assists, the teammates who have received the most assists from Simmons in the new season are: Harris, Horford, Richardson, Embiid are the 76ers’ main points, but the drawbacks are also obvious. Simmons can’t shoot. His main scoring point is the end of the basket, so Simmons is also known as "James who can't shoot"; Embiid has the ability to attack independently in the 76ers, and Embiid is averaging 23.4 points per game in the new season. Only 2.5 points came directly from Simmons' assists, and Embiid's two-pointers and three-pointers made good shooting percentages, which made up for Simmons' shortcomings.
With what ability are Embiid and Simmons based on the league in the small ball era?
Offensive end: Embiid can inside and out; Simmons series team
As the center of the small ball era, Embiid is also compliant The development of the small ball era. Embiid can use his talents and abilities to finish inside the rim, or pull out to shoot three-pointers. Embiid, who can inside and out, is also one of the hottest centers in the league today; Simmons is equally good. Known as the "successor of James", he has a lot in common with James, super athletic ability, strength, speed and jumping performance are very versatile.
Embiid's offensive efficiency this season is 106.2, ranking 206th in the league; assist rate is 18.6%, ranking 83rd in the league; it is 59.3% shooting, ranking 82nd in the league; rounds Occupy rate of 31.3%, ranking 9th in the league, game contribution value 19.7, ranking third in the league; Simmons this season's offensive efficiency is 110.2, ranking 98th in the league; assist rate 34.1%, ranking 15th in the league; The shooting percentage is 60.8%, ranking 55th in the league; the round share is 20.5%, ranking 108th in the league, and the game contribution value is 14.5, ranking 28th in the league. It can be seen from the above that although Embiid's performance is insufficient on the offensive end, Simmons effectively made up for Embiid's shortcomings and connected the team in assists.
Defensive end: EmbiDesperately makes up for Simmons' lack of defensive end
Embiid's defensive efficiency this season is 99.5, ranking 7th in the league; rebounding rate is 19.1%, ranking 7th in the league, including offensive rebounds The rate was 8.1%, ranking 41st in the league, and the rebound rate was 29.7%, ranking 7th in the league; and he averaged 1.3 blocks and 0.9 steals per game.
Looking at Simmons, his defensive efficiency is 106.7, ranking 141st in the league; rebounding rate is 10.2%, ranking 98th in the league, of which the frontcourt rebounding rate is 5.1%, ranking 89th in the league and the backcourt rebounding rate is 15.3 %, ranked 111th in the league.
Therefore, Embiid made up for Simmons's shortcomings on the defensive end of the team to a large extent. In this way, Embiid and Simmons are both on the offensive and defensive end Perfectly complemented each other. Even though the current league is the league of the small ball era, it still has a place for Embiid and Simmons.
What aspects need to be improved for the "Double Emperor" combination?
Shooting ability needs to be improved
Of course, when it comes to shooting ability needs to be improved, the main thing is for Simmons. Simmons’s fatal shortcoming. In the 18-19 season, Embiid made 263 head-on three-point shots, ranking among the top three-pointers in the league. Simmons made only 6 three-pointers and none of them. Hit. And Embiid needs more space in the basket. If Simmons doesn't improve his shooting ability, he can easily become the target of other teams.
Critical Moment Ending Ability
At the end of the season, the key moment data of Simmons: 20 wins and 11 losses; Key score 0.9, ranking 134th in the league; key rebounds 0.7, ranking 54th in the league; key assists 0.5, ranking 23rd in the league; shooting 56.3%, ranking 52nd in the league; free throw percentage 76.9%, ranking 128th in the league; Bidder key moment data: 13 wins and 9 losses; key score 3.9 points; key rebounds 1.1; key assists 0.2; hit rate 52.4%; free throw rate 92.1%. It can be seen that Simmons, in particular, was hailed as the successor to James when he entered the league, but his ability to end the game at a critical moment was still far behind James.
Through the above analysis, we can clearly understand the advantages and shortcomings of the 76ers' double emperor combination. As of the league’s lockout day, the 76ers will be in the new season. The regular season only scored 39 wins and 26 losses, ranking 6th in the Eastern Conference, a slight regression compared to the previous two seasons, and Simmons' recurrence of waist injury drew a big question mark to the game after the 76ers. But this is not necessarily a bad thing. During the epidemic, Simmons can improve his shooting ability at home, and Embiid’s "Emperor" is not in vain. I believe that when the "Double Emperor" is completely returned, he will definitely bring him A different kind of excitement for the Phillies.