The Philadelphia 76ers sit in sixth place within the NBA’s Japanese Convention standings with a 39-26 file.
In the beginning of the NBA season analysts like ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith and NBA on TNT Charles Barkley gushed over Philly’s three-headed monster of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris and their potential to make it to the NBA Finals this season.
“I’ll let you know what, the one workforce within the Japanese Convention that scares the hell out of me — I don’t need to see Ben [Simmons] and Joel [Embiid] and Tobias Harris,” Barkley informed NBC Sports activities Philadelphia lately.
“I’d not need to play the 76ers within the playoffs.
“Apart from Giannis [Antetokounmpo] — I need to ensure that I don’t depart anyone out — the Sixers are going to have one of the best two gamers in opposition to any workforce within the Japanese Convention. Aside from Giannis, any workforce they play within the Japanese Convention, they’re going to have the 2 finest gamers on the courtroom in each sequence — besides in opposition to the Milwaukee Bucks.”
Showing on the Scoop B Radio Podcast, Fox Sports activities’ Renee P. Washington mentioned the 76ers’ probabilities and extra.
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Renee P. Washington on the Philadelphia 76ers and presumably a wholesome Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons:
“I actually can’t wrap my head round the truth that they’re claiming that Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons can’t play collectively. Within the NBA and you already know this, everybody that may be a prime championship contender has two All-Stars on the workforce. You have a look at the Lakers with LeBron and AD. The Clippers with Kawhi and Paul George. The Rockets with Russell and James Harden. You NEED to have two All-Stars. You’ve gotten Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Two All-Stars already and now you’re going to sit down up and discover the explanation why they’ll’t play collectively; and their well being is already a priority on a regular basis between load administration in addition to Joel Embiid and his health, Ben Simmons in fact and his harm, it’s a matter of how the Sixers are going to return collectively. There’s been so much if inconsistency at instances. We’ve seen with them particularly within the postseason which is a time which you could’t get outcoached, you may’t have a lull the place defensively you’re have letdown after letdown every play otherwise you’re not pulling down pictures, you’re not a menace from the perimeter. It’s important to discover – you must play constantly in your better of seven every sequence. And though they bought very unfortunate final yr with the 4 bounces that went the Raptors method with Kawhi Leonard’s unimaginable recreation profitable shot…it’s simply yearly the Sixers come playoff time are proper there, however ALWAYS drop the ball and the large a part of that’s management. Who’s going to step up? The Sixers have one other alternative now to go right down to Orlando, have an opportunity to enter the playoffs and make some noise. On paper they’re a workforce that SHOULD be a menace to return out the East, however how are they going to step up? Will they be constant? Will they be wholesome? Will they have the ability to have somebody to steps up; Tobias Harris, Ben Simmons, and Joel Embiid…whoever it’s steps up in crunch time to take over and lead the workforce. There’s simply a whole lot of query marks across the Sixers, but it surely’s arduous I do know – I’ve a whole lot of Sixers followers. My dad is a die-hard fan they usually’re all the time saying the identical factor, “We have been so shut. It’s all the time ought to’ve –might’ve-would’ve.” So when will the Sixers flip that nook and be a prime workforce within the East like they’re speculated to be?…so it’s gonna be fascinating to see what occurs now because the NBA is returning and hopefully returning to play to see; you’ve had months off. What have you ever been doing all this time? Have you ever been working or have you ever been slacking and sitting on the sofa, or consuming Wendy’s or no matter Joel Embiid all the time eats pregame? [laughs]…So it’s going to be very fascinating to see how they arrive again and I wish to hope that they arrive again hungry and able to show themselves. Lots of people have the Bucks, the Raptors or the Celtics popping out of the East earlier than even mentioning the Sixers. So if I’m anyone on the Sixers workforce or Brett Brown or anyone concerned with the Sixers, I’m taking that personally that you just’re not even being thought-about as the highest three out of the East proper now. So what are you going to do about it? So I’m hoping that that is going to be a time that they make some noise and profit from this time the pandemic has given them.”