Legler: Sixers Playing Their Best Exactly When You Want To
With the Sixers clinching their first playoff appearance in six years, there is a lot of excitement among the fan base to see Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and the 76ers in the NBA postseason. The fans' excitement got ratcheted up another notch with Markelle Fultz making his return on Monday Night as the team will use its final stretch of games as a roster tune up for the playoffs. The Sixers will now feature three players on their playoffs' roster who the franchise selected in the NBA Draft Lottery; the only other playoff bound teams that can make that claim outside of Philadelphia are the Boston Celtics, the Washington Wizards, and the Milwaukee Bucks.
ESPN NBA Analyst Tim Legler joined The Sports Bash on Tuesday with his perspective on the 76ers headed back to the postseason:
“Think about what they did the first half of the season - they were cautious with certain things understandably. They’ve had a few guys out at different periods times and they navigated that schedule and they timed it out so they got hot and started playing their best exactly when you want them to. So for Brett Brown he’s in a phenomenal situation, look they want to win as many games as they can because there’s a lot of change that’s going to happen in the (playoff) seeding…. How incredible is it that you look at where they were two years ago, last year we saw a glimpse, now they could be hosting a First Round Playoff Series, that’s really incredible to me. And if they can somehow find a way to avoid having to play Toronto (Raptors) in the Second Round, the (Eastern) Conference Finals are not out of the question.”
Checkout what Legler had to say about the return of Markelle Fultz, expectations for the Sixers in the playoffs, and more