I've added him today for nothing, and I know perfectly well that his days in the Liberty Bell city are counted, because Embiid is the future of that franchise and everybody should bow down to the cameroonian king, and since they simply don't mesh together he is the odd man out.
Joel and Noel rings a bell, sort of speak, way louder than Joel and Jahlil. You can't push Joel to the perimeter, limiting his game, so you have to play him center no matter how much mobile he is, or having such a pure shooters stroke like he has. Noel, Simmons and Saric should play the outside/inside game much better and being complementary to Embiid's game.
Jahlil is extremely young and inexperienced, but very talented nevertheless, playing in a position that has virtually disapeared from the NBA landscape nealy 10 years ago (center) because a mix of rule changing, trying to play faster, choosing to shoot the more valuable 3pt shot, or simply lacking the talent/size teams had to adapt, so going smaller was a better option than going with low quality bigs. From 1997 to 2007, the first pick was spent on a center, from 2008 to 2016 that happened just twice, showing a change of paradigm. Because of so many flops like Oden, Olowakandi, Kwame Brown, Bargnani, teams shifted their attention to perimeter oriented do-it-all players.
I do believe that Jahlil Okafor represents that big from the past who can play with his back to the basket, if the jumpshots aren't falling you just give him the ball and he will score inside all day.
Most of you agree with me on this, but to be like those guys from the past, like Derrick Coleman, Karl Malone or Charles Barkley, he has to be a bruiser, he has to fight for each rebound like its he's last ticket to a meal, because contrary to many here, I think that he's actually a better rebounder and shot blocker than what he's shown thus far.
Maybe this new situation of having 2 or 3 players better than, him,multiple DNP coach decisions, not being wanted, will spark something in him and make him play harder. A guy like him has place in this league (as a starter seeing 30 plus minutes) because there's alot of defensive minded centers (guys who can't make a basket even if their very own life depends on it) in this league and not many guys like him (dying breed) who can score in the paint.
This guy cleary need to hustle his way out of there, because that's his only chance of rebound his career.
As a side note, when I play 2k basketball, the most satisfying thing for me is to learn how to perform those ellaborate post moves, because anyone can jumpshoot in those games...