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Sixers have faith in Al Horford as a leader, roller in new bench role

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“He’s been great and he’s been a presence for us and we’re definitely going to need him.”

Those threes that Horford made are crucial for his and the team’s success.

“I think the bigs that can pick-and-pop and make threes, I’ll use Kevin Love as an example, they’re really hard to game plan because you think that Kevin Love is going to pick-and-pop or Al Horford is going to pick-and-pop, you mix in rolling and popping to keep that defense on point,” said coach Brett Brown. “It’s crucial, especially in the playoffs, because I bet if you put Al Horford in a pick-and-roll 10 times in games that really matter [with] playoff scouting seven games, six games, whatever, they’re going to switch 100% of the time. If I’m wrong, it’s 99% of the time and it would have been by mistake.”

With this new look, it is going to be rare that Horford and Embiid will be playing together.

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