The Philadelphia 76ers are at the top of the Eastern Conference, but depending on who you ask, they may not be the favorites to reach the NBA Finals in the East.
That’s due to the fact that the Brooklyn Nets are led by a dynamic trio of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden. Just those three talented players will make them a formidable team to handle when the playoffs come in May and June.
They have since added Blake Griffin and then on Saturday they added another former All-Star in LaMarcus Aldridge. The Nets signed him after the San Antonio Spurs bought him and the 7-time All-Star is just another weapon added to their arsenal.
However, the Sixers also have a lot of firepower. Led by Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris, they have the look of a team that will make a deep run to the playoffs and give the Nets a hell of a battle if, in fact, they match.
“I don’t worry about it, to be honest,” coach Doc Rivers said. “We are a little worried about ourselves and that is all we can do. We like our team. We like who we are. We like how we play. So I don’t think about it much. “
The Sixers should be a confident group. They are 32-13 even though they still have some issues to resolve within the group, they are 6-1 since Embiid fell with the bruise on the bone, and the team is improving every night.
While the Nets will certainly be a pretty strong group, the Sixers feel they should be the ones to worry about in the East.
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