That 28-12-4 performance from Embiid is something Sixers fans were accustomed to during his MVP-caliber campaign last season. The Sixers’ season hasn’t been what fans wanted, but how much worse would things be without Curry in Sixers red, white and blue? What would Sixers fans be doing? Running lottery simulations on Tankathon?
It made all the sense in the world to break up the 2012 Sixers who went seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals against Boston, as they were the flukiest team in the history of flukes. The Sixers should not have gone out of their way to retain Williams, but it’s hilariously sad that he’s the exact type of player they’ve desperately needed during the Embiid era.