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Feb 20 2024 02:06pm
Quote (MigNado @ Feb 20 2024 02:28pm)
but in yesterdays NBA -1000%?

Put Prime Shaq on any team on todays NBA and he's eating all day. The fact that you don't think that Shaq can learn and adapt is laughable.


Woulda coulda shoulda

Embiid is far more versatile. He's one of the games best mid-range shooters in the game (prime KD type of shooting numbers in the mid range). He's THE best post scorer in the league. He's elite defensively (something Shaq was NOT). He is a great free throw shooter. He checks all the boxes, many of which Shaq did not.

Obviously nowhere near as accomplished in terms of championships, but in terms of ability in today's game? Yeah it's pretty straight forward.



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Quote (Sixers @ Feb 21 2024 07:06am)
Woulda coulda shoulda

Embiid is far more versatile. He's one of the games best mid-range shooters in the game (prime KD type of shooting numbers in the mid range). He's THE best post scorer in the league. He's elite defensively (something Shaq was NOT). He is a great free throw shooter. He checks all the boxes, many of which Shaq did not.

Obviously nowhere near as accomplished in terms of championships, but in terms of ability in today's game? Yeah it's pretty straight forward.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRyd3UWWGm4


It’s all relative though

The gap between prime Shaq and the next best big is daylight

The gap between embiid and the next best big is nothing

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Feb 20 2024 03:51pm
I'm very certain Embiid is not the best post scorer in the league. One of his biggest faults is he settles for too many jumpers and this is well known
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Quote (MildSambal @ Feb 21 2024 08:51am)
I'm very certain Embiid is not the best post scorer in the league. One of his biggest faults is he settles for too many jumpers and this is well known


Points per post up possession:
Embiid: 1.17
Porzingis: 1.41
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Feb 20 2024 04:58pm
Quote (Nwotmik @ Feb 20 2024 04:29pm)
It’s all relative though

The gap between prime Shaq and the next best big is daylight

The gap between embiid and the next best big is nothing


i like that we all overlook shaq getting swept by hakeem in the finals and talk about his prime being in LA when kobe was taking double teams all day himself

hakeem > shaq

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Quote (MildSambal @ Feb 20 2024 04:51pm)
I'm very certain Embiid is not the best post scorer in the league. One of his biggest faults is he settles for too many jumpers and this is well known


Embiid post scoring ranks by season (PPG)

2023-24: #1
2022-23: #2
2021-22: #1
2020-21: #1
2019-20: #1
2018-19: #2
2017-18: #2
2016-17: #2


These days he has changed his game a bit and improved in recent seasons, operating more from the FT line elbow area, to better handle double teams. He's also such an elite shooter now better than ever before and his mid-range work is just unfair. He scores from anywhere.

Also, fewer of his shot attempts are from 3pt% than ever before. He's more selective on threes and only takes them when given the right opportunity.





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cavs vs magic should be a good game
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Quote (magikod @ Feb 21 2024 10:01pm)
cavs vs magic should be a good game


Oh you a cavs fan now, Magik(OD)?
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Quote (Proint @ Feb 23 2024 08:47am)
Oh you a cavs fan now, Magik(OD)?



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