Brett Brown: Joel Embiid Should Shoot More Threes

by March 05, 2018

Joel Embiid is averaging 3.4 three-point attempts per night, but Philadelphia Sixers head coach Brett Brown wants the big fella launching a lot more from behind the arc.

Brown says Embiid, a career 33 percent shooter from three-point land, should be attempting “six to eight threes a game.”

Brown thinks Embiid can help pick up the slack for the Sixers’ guards, who haven’t exactly distinguished themselves with their outside shooting.


“I really want him to shoot six to eight threes a game — and so how does that happen, and he is still an interior presence, a paint-catch guy?” Brown said.

For a 7-foot-2 center, Embiid has a nice shooting touch, but he won’t be confused with the likes of Stephen Curry when shooting threes.

“When you look at our team, I am convinced the three-point line is where the sport is headed and will rear its head during the playoffs,” Brown said. “And our point guards don’t shoot threes.”