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Report: Executive Believes Philadelphia 76ers Need to Choose Between Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid
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The Philadelphia 76ers may make some huge moves soon.

According to Chris Fedor of, one executive believes the 76ers will need to ship Ben Simmons or Joel Embiid if they get bounced out early in the postseason.

“One executive who spoke with believes the Sixers will need to choose between Simmons and Joel Embiid — if Philly has an earlier-than-expected playoff exit,” Fedor wrote.

Despite having a talented roster, the Sixers haven’t had a phenomenal season. The Sixers are the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference this season.

Simmons, 24, is one of the best guards in the NBA. The 2018 Rookie of the Year is putting up 16.4 points, 8.0 assists, 7.8 boards and 2.1 steals per game this season.

The youngster signed a massive five-year, $170 million maximum contract extension with the 76ers last summer.

Embiid, 26, is also one of the best players in the NBA at his respective position at center. The All-Star is averaging 24.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.3 blocks per game this season.

As great as the big man is, he has trouble staying on the court. The giant has never played more than 64 games in one season since being drafted by the Sixers in 2014.

The Sixers take on the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.


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