“On Dec. 2, Rivers huddled with Embiid and Simmons in his office,” Jackie MacMullan of ESPN wrote. “He embarked on an emotional pitch as to why he fervently believes the two of them can succeed together, but he also made one thing abundantly clear: Time is running out for them to prove it.”
Now, Rivers is trying to propel the star-studded Sixers. Embiid and Simmons are both in their primes.
Embiid, 26, has career averages of 23.9 points, 11.5 boards, 3.1 assists and 1.8 blocks per game. He is one of the most versatile bigs in the league.
The 24-year-old Simmons has career averages of 16.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 1.7 steals per game