“I said ‘OK,'” Redick told CBS Sports about coach Brett Brown’s suggestion. “We talked again twice over the next two days. The extent of it was ‘whatever the team needs.’ I was curious about how the rotation would work, but Sergi [Oliva] from analytics showed me my minutes, and I was fine with it. I went to Markelle and told him, ‘Hey man, go kill. I’m your biggest fan.'”
The problem for the Sixers is that it’s not exactly working. At least not yet.
In 52 minutes with Fultz playing alongside Simmons and Embiid, the Sixers have a net rating of minus-9.3 points per 100 possessions.
When Fultz sits and their two stars are still on the court, the Sixers’ net rating jumps to plus-17.9 in 41 minutes. That is staggering.
For further emphasis, let’s look at the four-man group of Simmons, Embiid, Covington and Saric. When Fultz plays with that group, the Sixers’ net rating is minus-34. When Redick joins that quartet, it’s plus-6.9: