Against the Washington Wizards in round one, the Sixers were able to get by with the combination of Ben Simmons and Dwight Howard soaking up the minutes at center, but against a team with more depth and skill, getting away with that combination is going to be a bit harder. There is one avenue that hasn’t been explored so far, and it’s one that fans can easily get behind: playing none other than Paul “BBall Paul” Reed.
Adding Paul Reed to the rotation without Embiid wouldn’t fix everything overnight, but giving him a few minutes throughout the series could end up being a smart move if the Sixers are forced to play without Embiid. In a 15-game sample size during the G League season, Reed did shoot 44 percent on 3.6 three-point attempts per game, but he hasn’t had enough success in the NBA at the three-point line to make defenses really worry about that part of his game. If the opportunity presents itself Reed can hit those shots – another reason for him to gain minutes over Scott at this point in time.