As the fine folks at TNT pointed out over and over again, the team was down Brook Lopez, Khris Middletown, and Donte DiVincenzo, but when the Sixers entered a game without all three of their max contract players and their best perimeter defenders, it’s a rather tough task to take on a former league MVP.
And yet, Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn’t the reason the Philadelphia 76ers dropped their second straight contest, not when Paul Reed was in the court, anyway.
The Philadelphia 76ers should be beyond proud of Paul Reed’s defensive development.
That’s the shooting line Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded when covered by Paul Reed in the Milwaukee Bucks’ first game of the season against the Philadelphia 76ers. If the Sixers can use Paul Reed in those plays when the situation presents itself, such a move could open up a world of possibilities for a Sixers squad that will eventually return to full strength one day.