Doc Rivers Rumors
Rivers has been getting the best out of Embiid and Simmons and does not believe that they are unable to play together. “They’re both great players. I’ve never seen two great players that can’t play together. It’s insane that even they thought that they can’t. We just have to get them to see how important each one is for the other,” Rivers said.
Ben Anderson: Doc Rivers on tonight’s game between the @Utah Jazz and @Philadelphia 76ers and the final game in the first half of the regular season. “I don’t know if I look for anything one way or the other. It’s just another game in a long season, but it’s typically a hard game for both teams.”
No player contests more shots per game within six feet of the basket than Turner (10.5) and he allows a minus-16.2 percent difference in field goal percentage on these attempts. He’s not just blocking shots; he’s altering shots, making plays with his quick feet and hands and giving the Pacers one of the top — if not the top — rim protectors in the game. “It’s funny, his rookie year, he was amazing; I got to see him on the USA Select Team and thought he was the best player on the whole team. He was unbelievable,” Sixers coach Doc Rivers said. “He’s turned out to be a different kind of player than I thought he would be.