The period of players’ rest is also the time when the coaches have to stretch their brain to devise the most appropriate tactics. The coach of Sixers is no exception.
The Philadelphia 76ers will almost certainly play in the Playoffs this season regardless of the format. So, sit back and come up with new tactical ideas for the sprint stage is a smart thing at the present time. It will take nearly two months for the NBA to return, but Sixers is well prepared.
According to The Athletic journalist Derek Bodner, coach Brett Brown will use the starting lineup of Ben Simmons, Shake Milton, Tobias Harris, Josh Richardson and Joel Embiid for the next phase of the season. Never before had all five names appeared on the pitch, when Milton shone at the time of the Embiid and Simmons injuries.
The arrival of Shake Milton will push veteran striker Al Horford to the bench. Coach Brett Brown frequently used the former Celtics player in position 4 to stretch the squad but the attack was ineffective. When Simmons, Embiid and Horford were on the field, the defense of Sixers significantly increased but scored an average of less than 1 point in each ball control situation.
Milton rarely appeared on the pitch with Embiid and Simmons but during that time the 76ers attacked seemed better. The defensive effect is also reduced, but fans can count on added certainty from Josh Richardson and Tobias Harris. In theory, this is not a bad squad.
Philadelphia also welcomed the good news when defender Ben Simmons fully recovered from injury. Thanks to COVID-19, the player from Australia was able to fully rest and energize before the Playoffs. Vision and defensive ability is definitely something the 24-year-old can guarantee.