Over Philly’s first two playoff games, we’ve seen the basement and the ceiling of one of the most intoxicating and frustrating players in the NBA. How Simmons performs during the rest of the postseason, and how the Sixers use him, will tell us a lot about the franchise’s future.
When their star center is healthy and playing quality minutes, the Sixers are among the league’s best. The problem is that health can be rare. The future of the franchise might hinge on Embiid’s creaky knee.
What Went Right Game One and What May Change Game Two