Trust the process! The Sixers heavily scrutinized plan to tank began to pay off last season, with the team winning 52 games as the third seed in the Eastern Conference. Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons emerged as legitimate superstars and the faces of the franchise for the foreseeable future in Philadelphia. Heading into the 2018-19 season, the Sixers look to take the next step and advance to the NBA Finals in a wide open Eastern Conference. Head coach Brett Brown and the Sixers players know that expectations are sky high in the City of Brotherly Love.
Joel Embiid is a special talent who brings a contagious energy to Wells Fargo Center every time he steps on the floor. Whether you love him for his dominance on the court or his comedic personality, Joel Embiid is unanimously revered in Philadelphia. After suffering through years of losing and personal injuries, Embiid is now the focal point of the Sixers winning culture. With Olajuwon-esque post moves, a legitimate three point shot and perimeter game, and elite interior defense, Joel Embiid is the total package. The combination of Embiid’s dedication to his craft and his smiling, carefree personality is exactly the type of superstar every NBA franchise needs.
While Embiid tends to take up most of the spotlight, Ben Simmons is the main playmaker who orchestrates the Sixers offense. A 6-10 point guard with eyes in the back of his head, Ben Simmons is the closest thing we’ve seen to Magic Johnson since he retired. With his flashy passes and dominant left hand finishes around the rim, Ben Simmons is can’t miss entertainment. Simmons won NBA Rookie of the Year award last year for his sensational season in which he averaged 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists.
Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are the players fans come to see, but it’s the role players and veterans who will be the key to the Sixers success. Dario Saric is a crafty power forward who is often the recipient of Simmons great passes when he isn’t creating plays himself, and Robert Covington is one of the best ”3 and D” players in the NBA. Saric and Covington are two very underrated forwards who are important young pieces on the roster. Sharpshooter J.J. Redick re-signed with the team in the off-season, bringing elite three point shooting and a crucial veteran presence. Amir Johnson also re-signed, solidifying the Sixers frontcourt depth.
One player to keep an eye on in 2018-19 is Markelle Fultz, the former first overall pick who missed most of last season with a shoulder injury. The Sixers still believe Fultz will reach his potential and take strides as a meaningful contributor this season. If Fultz develops as many in Philadelphia expect him to, the Sixers have another superstar on their hands.
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