“I would say, Joel, just his size,” Rivers started. “It’s funny, you know he’s big, but you don’t realize how big he is and then his post game is so much more efficient than I remember it. We were bothered by his post game, but I never knew it was that efficient.”
Embiid is one of the better post players in the league as he is a guy who has become unguardable down there.
As for Simmons, he is also unique in the fact that he is so big and he has so much skill for a guy his size running the point guard spot and he is a guy who reminds Rivers a lot of a Hall of Famer. “It’s very few guys that can play at the speed that he plays at downhill and transition, and then make bullet passes on target. I haven’t seen that, Jason Kidd actually comes to mind a little bit, but there’s very few players have been able to do both.”
Simmons is one of those rare players who can make a huge impact on the game without having to score a ton of points or having a glamorous stat line.