JJ Redick believes Philadelphia 76ers superstars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid can co-exist on and off the floor.
Redick also hinted the 76ers’ problems might stem from the supporting cast and not from Embiid and Simmons.
“They are both incredibly intelligent, and I’m always betting on guys that are smart enough to figure things out. And they will.
The numbers kinda say that, when they’re on the court together, they do pretty good: 2018, pretty good (for reference: +15.5 net rating); 2019, pretty good (+7.9 net rating); 2020, still pretty good, but not as good (+0.9 net rating), right?
I don’t think they’re changing, so maybe the people around them are changing. That, to me, just goes back to the right fit and the right pieces. I think that they (Embiid and Simmons) can fit together, for sure,” Redick said, via Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic.