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Sixers love having Joel Embiid operate in middle of the floor, avoids doubles

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There has been a bit of a subtle adjustment the Philadelphia 76ers have made when it comes to helping Joel Embiid attack double teams in the 2020-21 season.

The Sixers love having Embiid operate out of the nail which is an area in the middle of the floor where it’s tougher to double him.

“It’s hard to double from that area,” Embiid added. “Just him playing at the nail and the moves he was using and it’s hard to double from the nail, because I see the whole court. As soon as someone comes, I see everybody.”

This is something that can be used to Philadelphia’s advantage in the playoffs as it will be very hard to double Embiid compared to the past.

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