By Jimmy Traub
The Sixers are 12-7, two and a half games behind the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference.
Not bad, when you consider Philly has playes the last two games without Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxet, who will be back tomorrow night in DC.
They have thrived since the James Harden trade and Yaron Weitzman of Fox Sports details how coach Nick Nurse and big boss Daryl Morey put plans in motion even before the deal was made, tweaking schemes in order to maximize the team’s potential without the mercurial guard.
Nurse also gave Joel Embiid advice on how he could be more effective in the postseason.
“Just having more variety and less predictability,” Nurse said.
“Not having the same rhythm to every game, not doing the same thing over and over, just making things a little bit more unpredictable. That way [opponents] don’t know what’s coming as much, and you’re hard to prepare for.”