Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid has emerged as one of the NBA’s best two-way players, displaying a fantastic offensive display to mesh with top-notch rim protection. The only thing missing from the arsenal of The Process is absolute dominance.

This offseason, he’s been working with Pure Sweat Basketball’s Drew Hanlen, the game's top shooting and skills coach, to become an efficient down low "bully."
“Obviously, he was really good in the mid-post last season,” Hanlen told Alex Kennedy on The HoopsHype Podcast. “But when you look at the game where he had 46 points, the Lakers game, and if you look at the game before when I think he had 32 against the Clippers, he was a bully down low. Our first thing is just becoming a bully on the block.”
Embiid has reportedly spent time this summer on improving his 3-point shot, after hitting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc last season, while limiting his turnovers and “being able to make plays while facing up.”
“That means tightening up his handles, making more plays off the bounce, changing directions and adding some face-up moves so he can be better in that category as well,” Hanlen said.
The 24-year-old was an All-Star and All-NBA last season after he averaged 22.9 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game while leading the Sixers to the Eastern Conference semifinals.


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