5 interesting stats about the Philadelphia 76ers so far this season

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ISOLATION: The 76ers are the 3rd team with more ISOs per game (10.3), and they are the 5th team with more points per possession in ISO situations (1.07)

Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid is second in the entire NBA in ISO situations with 5.4 per game / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages

Well, this shouldn't be that surprising. Joel Embiid is probably the best 1-on-1 player in the entire league, and virtually impossible to defend in a simple matchup. On top of that, Tyrese Maxey's left-handed progress has allowed him to become a lethal scoring weapon, capable of leaving any defender behind. These two players, along with Marcus Morris, are the biggest reason the Sixers have so many ISO opportunities. But the truth is that in addition to having a high volume of these types of plays, they are very efficient players. 

But don't be fooled. The Playoffs are a completely different kind of basketball, and defenses are going to adjust to these types of plays. In fact, that's been part of the Sixers' problem over the past few postseasons. But that attention Embiid or Maxey will generate during the Playoffs should be the key for other role players to step up in the spring. We don't know if we'll be able to count on Tobias' contribution, but at least some new faces like Kelly Oubre will be happy to take advantage of those opportunities.