The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the most skilled teams in the NBA, therefore they are consistently the talk of the league.

Will the Sixers be able to win the Championship this year? Will Ben Simmons finally reach his full potential? How will new coaching benefit this 76ers team? These are a few of the questions that I hear often. At the heart of these questions, however, is a lot of doubt.

While the roster in Philly is stacked, it seems that fans and haters alike still aren’t ready to jump all-in on a championship run.

I think they should be though, and here’s why.

Joel Embiid

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This speaks for itself. Embiid has had a monstrous season thus far and is coming off of a dominant 42 point performance against the Celtics Wednesday night. This is Joel’s second 40+ point game already this year and he’s in good company, as Bradley Beal is the only other player in the NBA who has multiple 40+ point performances in the 2020/2021 season.

Embiid continues to perform like an NBA MVP and works towards proving his case game in and game out. If he stays healthy, I don’t think there are many teams that can dominate him and the Sixers in a playoff series. 

Young Talent

We all knew that Tyrese Maxey was good, but did anyone expect him to be THIS good? You should have. Although he miraculously fell to the 21-spot in last year’s draft, Maxey has shown that he is a legitimate threat to his opponents.

In a rookie power rankings article by CBS Sports earlier this week, Tyrese was placed in their top spot. No surprise there though, he did put up 39 points in his first career start. 

What’s Up Doc?

Coaching. Coaching is crucial when you are trying to corral a group of big personalities, which the Sixers certainly have their fair share of. I am a firm believer that although it wasn’t all his fault, a lot of the Sixers woes fell back on Brett Brown.

Regardless of your opinion, he wasn’t going to be the guy to bring an NBA championship to Philadelphia, but I believe that Doc Rivers can. 

Only time can truly tell us what the Sixers’ future looks like this season, but I am urging you to have faith in this team.
After all, it’s all about Trusting The Process.

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