Sixers owner believes team has enough to ‘win it all’
The Philadelphia 76ers have improved the roster when they acquired Tobias Harris and Boban Marjanovic during the trade deadline last month, joining the star-studded core of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Jimmy Butler. Now, team owner Josh Harris believes that the Sixers have enough talent to win the championship this season.
“I think we have enough talent to go very deep in the playoffs. I think we have enough talent to win [it all]. We want to make sure at a minimum to advance deeper in the playoffs than we did last year. We’ve brought a lot of talent here. They haven’t been together that long, but we’re hopeful we can position them for deep run. It’s exciting. I’m focused, but I’m also nervous.”
The Sixers are now 40-22 for the season, good for fourth in the Eastern Conference. On paper, they are well-equipped to go toe-to-toe with the best teams in the league. However, one of the team’s problems this season has been consistency, and they can’t afford to go up and down during the playoffs if their ultimate goal is to win the championship.
With 20 games left, Philadelphia will have enough time to figure things out and become a better team heading into the knockout phase of the season. They will need to be at their best in order to survive a possible collision with either the Milwaukee Bucks or Toronto Raptors in the playoffs.
Harris believes in this team, and it’s time for them to repay that trust by their owner.