The stage of Ben Simmons at Philadelphia Sixers it is more than finished. The player will not attend any team event until he is traded and can continue his career NBA in another destination. He is willing to assume all the fines incurred and to have, but will not return as a local to the Wells Fargo Center.
The reason? That he was accused of being the main responsible for the team’s sporting disaster with the elimination in the Eastern Conference semifinals against Atlanta Hawks and that a change of scenery will offer new life to his level of play.
But what if there is something else? Something that we are not seeing and that has ended up blowing up the relationship of a franchise of one of its most important players? What has caused that drop in level in some of the most important moments of the season? And there, to try to answer all those questions, a name appears that perhaps has not been valued in its fair measure as it should: Joel Embiid.
The reality that affects the Sixers confirms that Ben Simmons gets better individual records when the Cameroonian is not at his side. Pulling the newspaper library, the meetings in which Embiid did not appear due to some physical problem, the leadership and the scoring of the Australian grew.
Encounters such as the one against the Utah Jazz (42 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists) or against the Brooklyn Nets (34 points, 12 assists, 12 rebounds, 5 steals, 2 blocks) and the streak of 8 consecutive victories averaging more than 15 points and close to triple-double confirm it, albeit in a specific way.
What if Ben simmons Do you need to have more offensive space on your team? It affects Joel embiid in a negative way to the playmaker’s game? Although with the current panorama of the NBA it will be very difficult to get it even away from these Sixers.