76ers’ Season Becomes Questionable

Posted on March 27, 2017 by

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The Philadelphia 76ers’ “process” is slowly falling apart as the season continues forward. This “process” first started when the seven-foot center Joel Embiid was drafted third overall by the Sixers.

Sam Hinkie was the General Manager for the Philadelphia 76ers when Joel Embiid and other Sixers players were drafted. He was the man who started “The Process” and is the main reason it exists.

Joel Embiid was a star at the University of Kansas. When he was drafted by the Sixers, he created a memo, saying “Trust the Process.”

Embiid was injured and was out his first couple years due to injury, but his first year back was this NBA season, and he was in contention for the Rookie of the Year Award, basically winning the award by a long shot, even though he was on minute restriction and hardly ever played back to-back-to-back games because he would sit out to rest.

All the other players on the team started playing much better, and the team started winning games. Ersan Ilyasova was a valuable addition to the team, as he would spread out the floor nicely. Robert Covington was a solid role player who did what he needed to do and was making other players better.

T.J. McConnell was a great fit in the system as the starting point guard, and his passion for the game and love for the city made it easier for Philadelphia fans to love him.

Right after the All-Star weekend ended, things started going downhill for Philadelphia. First, Ben Simmons, who was scheduled to make his debut after the All-Star weekend, was ruled out for the rest of the season.

Then, Joel Embiid, who has been sitting to heal his knee from a minor injury, was ruled out for the rest of the season as well.

The Sixers then went on and traded away Ersan Ilyasova and Nerlens Noel, who are both two key contributors. With trading both of these players away, the team was hoping to find someone or something big out of one of the trades but didn’t seem to get much out of either of them.

The Sixers hope to finish this season strong and find some good luck in the draft, securing a high pick, and also getting the Lakers’ pick if it is out of the top three.

Two new rookies could really help the team for next season. This year’s draft is a very strong draft and looks to put many talented guards into the league, which could really help the Sixers if they find the right players.

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