Philadelphia 76ers Ready to Make Significant Changes to Suit Mike D’Antonio’s Style: REPORTS

Published 09/23/2020, 4:50 PM EDT


After struggling for years at the bottom of the barrel, the Philadelphia 76ers are finally back in a contending position. Heading to the 2020 postseason, they were among the top names to come out of the East. But to everyone’s surprise, they were eliminated in the first round!

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Although Ben Simmons was out of the roster due to injury, Philly couldn’t win even a single game against the Celtics. This called for some changes in the roster, starting with the management letting go of head coach Brett Brown.

Since then, the team has been looking for a new head coach to fill his shoes. Former Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni is one of the top candidates to land the job in Philly. According to Yahoo Sports’s Keith Smith, the team is open to making some huge changes for D’Antoni if he decides to join the team.

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“Starting to hear a lot of buzz that the Philadelphia 76ers are letting teams know they are open to trade talks if they hire Mike D’Antoni to be their next head coach. Philadelphia realizes that current roster, with all the bigs, isn’t built to be a successful D’Antoni team.”

As Keith said, the Sixers roster is built around big men. But to succeed in today’s NBA, they might need to alter the roster better. D’Antoni is also known to run a fast-paced offense with his teams. And the current 76ers roster will be inefficient with that technique.

There will be no surprises if the Sixers front office parts ways with both Tobias Harris and Al Horford. The stars didn’t live up to the team’s expectations and were awful in the Playoffs.

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Should the Philadelphia 76ers break up the Embiid-Simmons duo?

Simmons and Embiid have been two superstars for the Sixers over the past couple of years. However, they haven’t led the team to the success that many predicted for the team. Maybe it’s time to call quits on them and break up the duo.

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The team could trade Embiid as he has displayed constant injury issues during his time at Philly. It will give Ben Simmons to drive in the lane more and increase his scoring efficiency.

What do you think? Should Philly blow up the dynamic duo? Or run it back once again?

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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