This thread title is embarrassing to me as a Celtics Fan on this board honestly. I feel like we are letting 76ers fans troll us on our own board. I think I like and enjoy Simmons, embiid and Covington more than the casual basketball fan. I think they have a really great future and will be a big threat in the next 5 years. Given all that is absolutely insane to me that we have the over the tap fans on this board (I guess of philly) going nuts when philly beats a clippers team with 9 active players down 3 starters and doesn't even comment on a 10-5 Minnesota team that added jimmy butler. Now we somehow have Lebron joining a team with teammates 10-15 years younger than him, with a franchise player that is extremely ball dominant? It's embarrassing. Let's stop this now
Who went nuts about the Sixers beating the Clippers? They also beat the Rockets and no one went nuts. The Sixers have played one of the toughest schedules so far with 10 road games out of 14. If they can finish .500 in the 1st half of the season and Embiid stays healthy, they should make the playoffs since their 2nd half schedule is much easier. That would be a good result for their season.
Why would the TWolves get many comments? They are in the West and aren't getting by GSW. Butler certainly makes them better. They lost the 2 games he didn't play by 20+ points. Wiggins and Towns have played 3+ and 2+ years. The last 1+ years playing for Thibs and they are still poor defenders.
If Lebron leaves the Cavs, he doesn't have any great options. If I'm the Sixers, I wouldn't pursue Lebron and would hope that Lebron didn't express any public interest in being on the Sixers. The Lebron/Simmons fit would be problematic but could be worked around. The Lebron baggage would be a lot more difficult. He's not just going to come in and fit into their system. How would he work with Coach Brown who their players like and respect?
If I'm the Sixers, the player I'd probably pursue first would be Paul George. He's a better fit for their system, he doesn't have the baggage and he's 5 years younger. George, Embiid, Simmons, Covington plus Fultz, if he gets his act together, would be a threat to be worried about.