Therefore, coach Doc Rivers wants the Sixers to run the floor more often and play random offensive sets rather than any set offensive plays. There were a couple of times in the last preseason game he played on Oct. 7, he was able to get to the basket constantly and have the Sixers playing fast and quicker. “He’s given me a little bit of freedom as far as any time I fly and get in the lane, get in the lane and create plays for myself and create plays for others, that takes the stress of the thought process off and it helps you play as far as a feel for the game.”
The more random offensive sets the Sixers can run and run them comfortably, the more they will be able to show off more of their offense. “Last year, the first year, you put in a lot of stuff. This year, we’re actually trying to run more random, but organized random, obviously. That, to me, serves you better in the playoffs a lot where they’re reads and today was a great day of that. We ran stuff, but when we can run stuff through random, it makes you really good. It makes you very hard to guard.”
On top of the shooting the team has, a guy like Maxey who is so quick can run a quick hitter play with Joel Embiid.