Blazers betting favorites to land Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest
With the Sixers season ending unexpectedly in seven games to the upstart Hawks, the franchise once again faces questions regarding their future.
Whether it’s asking themselves if Doc Rivers is truly the right man for the job. Or going deeper and pondering if the duo of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid can truly win.
Following their home loss to the Hawks, when asked if Simmons could be the point guard on a championship team, Rivers’ answer deviated from prototypical coach-speak.
Coaches would usually still praise their players and defend them publicly regardless of the questions they receive, as Rivers did leading up to Game 7. But clearly, Simmons’ performance in their season-finale may have left the coach questioning many things.
Embiid also gave his thoughts on the loss, in a way that seemed to be