Joel Embiid believes the Sixers have a chance to make the 2017 NBA playoffs

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The Philadelphia 76ers has been the laughingstock of the NBA in the past several years. However, the Sixers already matched their win total from last season this year. The play of Joel Embiid has been really helpful and he is very confident that the Sixers have a chance to make the playoffs this season.

Sixers down Nets to win 10th game of the season

The Sixers went 10-72 last year as they missed the postseason for the fourth straight year. It was also the third year in a row wherein they failed to win at least 20 games. They only won 19 in 2013-14 season, 18 in the next and just 10 last season.

However, the arrival of Joel Embiid has a great effect on the Sixers and the city of Philadelphia. “The Process” helped the Sixers win their 10th game of the season in just 35 tries. He scored 20 points in just 24 minutes in the 105-95 road win against the Brooklyn Nets.

Joel Embiid believes the Sixers have a chance to make the playoffs

In a postgame interview with ESPN, Embiid was very confident in saying that the Sixers have a chance in making the postseason. He mentioned that they are starting to click at the right time and they have the momentum moving forward.

“I think we have a chance. We’ve been hot lately. We’ve won three out of four lately, so I look at it, and I think we have a chance, and we’re really figuring things out. We’re starting to learn how to win games,” Embiid said.

Can the Sixers make the playoffs?

The Sixers are seven and a half games behind the eighth and final roster spot in the Eastern Conference. The Washington Wizards and Milwaukee Bucks are currently tied with an identical record of 18-18. Other teams such as the Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic and New York Knicks also have a realistic chance of making the playoffs.

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So, can the Sixers make the playoffs this year? No, they won’t since they are still a young team. However, they certainly can make the postseason next year if they add some valuable pieces while Joel Embiid plays full minutes and Ben Simmons injury free.

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