Sixers’ Al Horford admits there are locker room issues to deal with
Horford, the Sixers’ prized free agent acquisition, says there are locker room issues the team is dealing with at the moment:
Al Horford asked if players need to called out:"There's some stuff going on in our locker room, and we'll keep that internal"
— Jon Johnson (@jonjohnsonwip) February 5, 2020
Anyone who knows anything about basketball can see why the Sixers are losing at the moment. They have no floor spacing.
Both Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons do their damage in the paint. Embiid has no room to operate in the post playing next to Horford and Simmons because the Sixers don’t have enough guys on the perimeter who can stretch the floor and bring their defender outside of the paint.
It’s clear as day the Sixers are missing shooting guard J.J Redick, who signed with the New Orleans Pelicans. Philly is said to be looking for more shooters and playmakers at the trade deadline.
In his first season with the Sixers, Horford is averaging 12.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists. He’s shooting 44.9 percent from the field, 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free-throw line.
Despite what any rumors are saying, the Sixers aren’t going to trade Embiid, Simmons or Horford. The team needs to figure it out on offense and get back on the same page for the stretch run of the season, or else there could be big changes in the offseason.