Sports Talk with Brodes: Rating the Sixers Through the All-Star Break
The Philadelphia Sixers are 34-21 through 55 games this season which lands them in the fifth seed of the Eastern Conference. Their 25-2 home record is absolutely absurd and their 9-19 road record is absolutely dreadful.
So I ask the question, on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the most satisfied you can be, what number do you give the 76ers for their results so far?
It's hard to answer because the season has been filled with so much inconsistency. They once went on a stretch of games beating the Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, and Boston Celtics in three consecutive games.
They also lost four in a row to the Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, and Milwaukee Bucks which was the ugliest streak of games this season. It was so tough that I questioned if it was time to shock the team by firing Brett Brown.
Are you okay with the way Joel Embiid has performed to this point? Understanding he is a starter in the NBA All-Star game, but did he bring enough to the table for YOU? Ben Simmons has absolutely stepped up and been more aggressive while playing elite defense, but hasn't taken jump shots yet.
It's funny because the Sixers beat the Clippers before heading into the break which left the fan base optimistic. Al Horford came off the bench and that will open up options moving forward for Brett Brown. What can this team be now? Only time will tell.