The Philadelphia 76ers lost in the second round of the playoffs to the Miami Heat in a six-game series. Another year without reaching the second round will be worrisome for a team that is now aiming to compete in the finals for several consecutive seasons.
Doc Rivers has coached the team in a series of underperforming seasons that have knocked them out of the second round and many feel his job could be in jeopardy. The coaches have already been linked to other jobs but faced music after the loss while talking to reporters.
The coach believed that the 76ers roster did not match the heat on the court. Reverse did not have an embed for the first few games of the series and Joel suffered a major injury after that which he wanted to keep playing. In addition, the heat depth is superior to that of the Philly.
Joel Embed has 76 impressions with two wins despite playing with injuries. His defense has been very positive in the last few matches. However, the offensive output was much lower than average. Injuries to the embedded by James Harden’s passive play did not allow the 76 players to find an offensive rhythm or identity that would allow them to hang their hats.
The roster’s depth can only be blamed on the team, as they traded several pieces to get James Harden and hopefully Harden will pick up the team’s offensive product. As Joel Embed himself put it, this is no longer Houston’s James Harden.
Reverse and Daryl More will have to work hard to fully understand what pieces need to be added to help the team become more competitive in the off-season. With a young team from the East emerging, Philly can’t be lazy and hopefully the makeup of this current team will yield good results.