Thursday, April 6, 2017

The process has stalled

Lear Asplundh
Staff Writer

After many believed Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid would team up post All-Star break, bad news seemed to swarm the Sixers. After a Feb. 23 scan on Ben Simmons broken foot showed a setback, many Sixers fans grew unhappy. During a Jan. 27 game vs the Houston Rockets, Joel Embiid suffered a knee injury. Bryan Colangelo, President of the Philadelphia 76ers, reported false information that Embiid would be day to day following his injury scare vs the Rockets. A report came out that Embiid will likely have knee surgery during the offseason. Embiid will once again be sidelined the rest of the season.

 During Embiid’s time playing he did look promising, averaging 20 points and 7 rebounds per game. Many were hopeful that he would potentially lead the Sixers to the playoffs, but after minute restrictions and injuries Embiid only got to play in around 20 games the whole season. While on the court, Sixers fans were as loud as during the team’s 2012 run to the playoffs. Sixers fans are furious after the false news by Colangelo that Embiid was day-to-day. Colangelo has lied to the fans many times and fans seem to be done with it. Although it may seem Sixers fans are losing hope, they are still confident in the upcoming draft and offseason to form a championship caliber team.

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