The Philadelphia 76ers will resume their season at Walt Disney World in Orlando Saturday against the Indiana Pacers after a four-plus month hiatus.
Both Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid will be on the court after dealing with injuries earlier this season. Each one has also been the subject of questions and drama during a 2019-20 campaign that has seen Philadelphia fail to live up to expectations.
Embiid spoke on that and his relationship with Simmons during a recent Q&A with the media
“When you think about it, this is only our third year. You see the potential that we have,” Embiid said. “I love him and want to be with him for the rest of my career. I don’t see a point in ever wanting to play with somebody else.”
It sure doesn’t look like there’s much drama between the two All-Stars. Whether that changes moving forward will likely depend heavily on how the Sixers perform over the remainder of the 2019-20 season and into the future.
Philadelphia 76ers 2019-20 season
Philadelphia heads into the restart of the campaign boasting a 39-26 record and as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. Thus far, drama has been the name of the game in the City of Brotherly Love.
- Brett Brown is clearly on the hot seat after general manager Elton Brand failed to commit to the head coach earlier in the season.
- Brown has called out Simmons multiple times for his inability to expand a weakened offensive game. That’s primarily true when it comes to shooting from the perimeter.
- Embiid has had multiple spats with Sixers fans this season. While that won’t be the case in Orlando’s bubble, there’s concern about this moving forward.
Philadelphia 76ers schedule
Philly will play eight regular-season games before taking to the playoffs at Walt Disney World. Here’s a look at the team’s slate.
- Aug. 1: Indiana Pacers
- Aug. 3: San Antonio Spurs
- Aug. 5: Washington Wizards
- Aug. 7: Orlando Magic
- Aug. 9: Portland Trail Blazers
- Aug. 11: Phoenix Suns
- Aug. 12: Toronto Raptors
- Aug. 14: Houston Rockets