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Joel Embiid believes he’s unguardable in the playoffs

Joel Embiid, Sixers

Philadelphia 76ers star big man Joel Embiid believes he’s going to be unguardable for the Sixers in the 2020 playoffs.

The All-Star center said his style of play is built for the postseason since the game slows down and half-court offense is at a premium.

For Embiid to have enough space in the post to operate, Sixers head coach Brett Brown has to make sure he’s playing Embiid in lineups with shooters.

When JoJo, Ben Simmons and Al Horford share the floor, there’s zero floor spacing on the court and Embiid gets double-teamed in the post at every turn. For the Sixers to go on a deep postseason run at Disney World, the Cameroonian big man needs to be the best player for the team on both ends of the court.

Moreover, to maximize Embiid’s dominant post skills, Brown has to open the floor up for his franchise center.

Philadelphia has lost in the second round of the playoffs the last two seasons. Nothing is certain, but there has been speculation that Sixers general manager Elton Brand will look to break up the roster in the offseason and split up Embiid and Simmons if the team fails to produce significant results in this year’s playoffs.

Joel Embiid is averaging 23.9 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game on the season for the Sixers.