Another point of curiosity is how Morey may try to blend the trigger-happy small lineups played in Houston with an All-Star center like Embiid and an unwilling shooter like Simmons.
With the analytics-driven Morey leading way, the Rockets hoisted 3-point shots at a record pace the last three seasons, attempting 42.3, 45.4 and 45.3 per game from 2017-18 through last season, the top three totals in NBA history. “
While the Rockets were 640-400 with 10 playoff appearances during Morey’s 13-season tenure as GM, Houston never won a title or even reached the NBA Finals.
The 76ers are now banking on Morey’s decision-making, combined with Rivers’ championship pedigree and the continuity of retaining Brand, to author a victorious end to “The Process” and help them raise their first championship banner since 1983.