Philly has 10 players that have played at least 100 minutes this year. Only 3 of those players are shooting less than 2.7 three's a game, they are Simmons, Johnson, and McConnell. McConnell is a good shooter, the other two are not. Of the 7 players with at least 2.7 three attempts a game, only Embiid is shooting less than 37.5%. In other words, the Sixers are loaded with shooters.
Redick isn't a shooter? Covington's shooting has been streaky in past year's but he's been killing it this year. Bayless can shoot. Korkmaz isn't ready to play yet but shooting is a strength of his. Embiid, Simmons, Covington and Redick are good fit and definitely not stepping on each other's toes.
They must have thought that Tatum had some major flaws, right?
They drafted Ben Simmons as their point guard, then drafted Fultz the next year, as their point guard?
Tatum is already better than Saric. Better than Okafor, Reddick, and Fultz.
Obviously we have a new perspective that Fultz has limped out of the gates, but Fultz didn't win in Washington, and Tatum won at Duke. Tatum has a more refined offensive game, and would have been a perfect fit next to Simmons and Embiid.
Did they think Fultz would play the 2 guard? How good is he without the ball in his hands?
Bc they thought he was the consensus #1
They were wrong
And the mistep by them was .... If they knew Celts didnt want him at #1, why not just sit tight at #3 and draft him anyways?
Lakers drafting Ball was in the bag....
Their gm is garbage. 76ers roster has no design. Just a collection of talent that step on each other toes. No shooters
I don't think Redick is part of their long term future. Covington may be, but I put him in the Smart/Bradley/Crowder camp.... If you can sign them at short $, great. If not, Cya.
Lonzo and Simmons would not be a good pairing. I think this is obvious.
Instead of cherry picking random arbitrary numbers lets just go through their rotation players and decide if they are good shooter (also even die hard Philly fans wouldn't call McConnell a good shooter, that is fairly hilarious)
Embiid - Shooting 22% from 3 on 3 pointers a game. Most 76er fans are pretty adamant that they would like to see him shoot less 3's right now. He shot 37% last year which is great for a rookie. Right now though he is not much more than an average shooter
Simmons - Has not hit one. Is obviously not a good shooter
Reddick - All-time great shooter
Amir Johnson - Shooting 12% on 3's, not a good 3 point shooter
Covington - Between average and very good shooter (35% and 33% last two years, 50% this year)
Anderson - He is a career 29% shooter from 3 that is renowned for being a bad shooter. He is shot a bit better this year but it is on 44 shots. Would be similar to Marcus Smart becoming a shooter if he takes a huge leap.
Saric - Shot 32% last year, 37% this year. Probably an average shooter
McConnell - Shoots very few 3 pointers (11 all year, is considered a poor shooting guard overall)
Out Injured -but would be in rotation
Bayless - Good shooter
Fultz - Can't physically shoot, not a good shooter.
Calling that team loaded with shooters when they only clearly good ones are Reddick and Covington is fairly ridiculous. Furthermore, if the metrics you choose make Justin Anderson and TJ McConnell good shooters you either have a small sample size or bad metrics. Both players are known for being hustle players that survive on their grit in SPITE of their shooting.