Lately a troubling trend has surfaced that’s proven difficult to overcome for the East-leading Sixers: the team’s three-point marksmen have gone cold, and worse, they’ve stopped firing at the rate that the existence of entrenched stars like Simmons and Embiid demand them to.
– Derek Bodner February 12, 2021
The Sixers have not hit more threes than an opponent since their January 27 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, when the Sixers made 9 threes to LA’s 8. In today’s NBA, shots from deep are prioritized more than ever before, and the Sixers cannot bank on being the one team to buck that trend and beat other good teams despite losing the battle from beyond.
However it happens, the Sixers need to shoot more threes.