Says HoopsHype.com, which rates Clips and Lakers 1 and 2:
Big Three: Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris
An insane buzzer-beater and overtime were all that separated this trio from reaching the Eastern Conference Finals last playoffs, and with an entire summer to continue meshing, more postseason success is very possible next year for the Philadelphia 76ers thanks to their Big Three.
Joel Embiid, a freakish 7-footer who can space the floor from the outside, face-up against opposing bigs, drive the basketball or post up with it, is one of the most well-rounded big men in basketball. His blend of offense and defense make him the complete package, and as long as he can continue improving upon his fitness, the sky is the limit for the Cameroonian center.
Ben Simmons, a 6-10 point guard coming off his first All-Star appearance, can handle the rock, distribute it beautifully, floor it in transition as well as bully smaller defenders in the paint, all while possessing the ability to defend just about every position on the court. Unlike Embiid, his fitness isn’t a question; his issue lies within his complete lack of an outside jumper.
He seems to be working on it this summer, however…
…a scary proposition for opponents heading into next year.
Tobias Harris, meanwhile, complements Philadelphia’s two best young players well thanks to his ability to shoot, both as a spot-up option and when pulling-up off the dribble. His jumper may have abandoned him a bit after joining the 76ers in a mid-season trade last February, but we can chalk that up to a difficult team-to-team transition in the middle of the year.
Harris’ shooting form is too compact and pretty for him not to be knocking down threes with aplomb again for the Sixers next season.