The Sixers lineup boast superstars like Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid and the team is expected to impress in the season even if stats showed otherwise. Many see Philadelphia struggling but Embiid remains adamant his crew will finish on top of the NBA.
The big man says his team's offensive and defensive capabilities will do the trick. Embiid said on these strengths alone the Sixers will impress in the Orlando bubble games.
Heading into the NBA restart Philadelphia sits at No. 6 in the Eastern Conference and has a decent 39-26 record. There are rivals across the league that are far more impressive but according to Embiid the crown belongs to the City of Love.
Fadeaway World said these recent declarations made by Embiid in a recent podcast appearance make sense. The Sixers indeed can be characterized as talented, strong and even flashy. However, as the record indicates, Philadelphia generally disappoints.
The problem lies in chemistry because, in terms of roster quality, the Sixers are regarded as a certified threat to any opposing team.
But the Sixers have struggled to win games that matter and this was highlighted by the team's tendency to taper off during road games. Before the coronavirus Philadelphia suffered 24 away defeats and the losses appeared to suggest players had yet to blend as expected.
The way that members of the team play together is not something that encourages excitement - which the report said could be the root cause of the Sixers' not-too-impressive showing so far.
There are suggestions that Embiid playing in tandem with Simmons isn't working in favor of Philadelphia. Since the two play identically and operate in the same area of the court experts have been proposing that the partnership is best ended by the Sixers front office.
Such an argument, however, is not sold on Embiid. The center insisted that pundits have yet to see the best of what he and Simmons can do.
"I think he still has a lot of potential, and me too...We can get so much better than we are right now. I don't see the point of ever playing with somebody else," CBS Sports reported the Sixers star as saying. Embiid said he is committed to continue playing with Simmons to the last days of his playing career.
Embiid stressed his collaboration with Simmons is working. He is optimistic about gaining good results playing with his fellow All-Star. The center said things will work out fine for the two.