The two-man lineup of Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid has appeared in 8 games, and is good for an average of 18.8 points in 10.0 minutes per game, which doesn’t appear too bad. The 3-point percentage is just above 25 percent between the pair, and since Okafor doesn’t take 3-pointers, that’s a huge red flag that shows the pairing is hurting Embiid’s skill set.
Defensively, this pairing is even worse. In the 10 minutes per game they have been played together, they come up with just 1.1 steals and 1.3 blocks, while fouling the opposition almostfour times, more than double their steals and blocks combined. For a duo that has a lot of muscle there is not very strong defense stopping the opposition. The plus-minus of the duo is -4.3: