First major departure in sight for the Sixers?

First major departure in sight for the Sixers?
First major departure in sight for the Sixers?

Eliminated against the Heat in these playoffs, the Sixers will probably make some changes this summer. Despite a fit Joel Embiid, this workforce seemed too fair, to the point that arrivals are claimed. A first departure may be taking shape in the meantime, and it is requested by many fans.

This is not the joy currently at the Sixers, who are still digesting their defeat against the Heat, from the second round of the playoffs. Suffice to say that it was neither the plan nor the ambition of this team, which was still hoping for the title a few months ago, with the arrival via trade of James Harden. Nevertheless, the Bearded man did not have the expected impact, he who was very discreet. So much so that even Joel Embiid got angry, with a scathing sentence for his teammate.

James Harden’s future already fixed?

We are now awaiting the consequences of this defeat. Changes in the roster? Probably, because it will be necessary to recruit to strengthen this bench, and to fill the gaps of Harden. The latter is not threatened, and should even return to the roster next season according to the words of Daryl Morey, the GM, who was in front of the media this Friday. The opportunity for him to make an update on the star.

The plan is for him to be back next season. This has been the plan since there was the trade in February. Obviously, we still have to work with its representatives, and we will see how to settle this file.

No surprise there, despite Harden’s poor performance. It remains to know the amount of the extension, since the maximum should be avoided at all costs. An absolutely decisive contract for the futureand which could jeopardize the future in Philly.

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However, Harden isn’t the only one making headlines right now. This is also true for Doc Rivers, since the coach made very bad decisions in these playoffs. Very few ideas on offense, but also the case of DeAndre Jordan, who was clearly not on the level and who cost the first two games of the series on his own. Morey, however, said that Rivers would be back next year.

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Problem ? This is not yet guaranteed according to another Source: Adrian Wojnarowski, who evokes a situation “to watch closely in the coming days”. Rivers needs to talk to the Sixers, and find common ground on the future. It will also be a question of its performance, and as much to say that it will not be glorious. The Woj says:

Is Rivers on the same wavelength as its leaders? I think the next few days are going to be very important. He still has three years left on his contract, which is a lot, but the Lakers aren’t far off either.

Doc Rivers fired? Not impossible, everything will depend on the upcoming meeting between the coach and the Sixers. The Lakers are following the case carefully, but it may be necessary to look elsewhere. The next few weeks will be decisive in Pennsylvania.


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