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    Joel Embiid refuses to be compared to top pick Deandre Ayton: 'I play defense'

    by the web
    Jun 22, 2018
    Joel Embiid implied that he plays better defense than Ayton. AP

    DEANDRE Ayton has yet to play an NBA game, but has already gained a critic in a fellow big man.

    Joel Embiid refused to be compared to the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s rookie draft, saying he plays defense.

    Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers cornerstone, posted his comment on Twitter after hearing about Ayton’s defense capabilities – or questions about it – following his name being called by Phoenix on Friday, Manila.

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    Joel Embiid implied that he plays better defense than Ayton. AP
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