Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
The 76ers’ season had a disappointing ending when it finished on Sunday in a Game 7 loss to the Boston Celtics. The immediate question is: Who will be blamed for it? Doc Rivers just wrapped up his third season as the head coach for Philadelphia, a tenure in which the 76ers have not gotten past the conference semifinals. This could be the time to make a change with many top-tier coaching candidates available.
The more intriguing talking point however is the future of James Harden. The guard will be 34 years old before the start of next season and has a 35.6 million dollar player option for next season. What can he get on the open market? If Harden ultimately decides to leave this summer, Philadelphia better put together a good plan to show Embiid on how it expects to win. If not, things could get dicey in the city of brotherly love.
Joel Embiid said this after the series loss to the Celtics. pic.twitter.com/G98aZnHnFR
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