Allen Iverson still believes Sixers can win title this season
Philadelphia 76ers legend Allen Iverson isn’t jumping off the Sixers’ bandwagon.
The Answer believes this year’s Sixers squad can still win the title despite all the outside noise which is saying otherwise.
“Sky is the limit for us,” Iverson said of the Sixers, via CBS Sports. “We just have to get healthy. We haven’t had a chance to be [fully] healthy and have our guys together all at once. Once we put it all together and get healthy then everything will be good.”
CBS: Do you think the Sixers have a legitimate shot at winning the title this season?
Iverson: “Oh yeah. For sure. Yep.”
Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons continue to be an iffy fit together since both All-Stars do most of their damage in the paint, creating a lack of floor spacing for the Sixers. The addition of Al Horford has only exacerbated the issue.
Embiid has appeared in 39 games for the Sixers this season. He’s averaging 22.9 points, 11.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists while shooting 46.6 percent from the field, 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free-throw line.
Simmons, meanwhile, is putting up 16.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game. The lefty is shooting 58.4 percent overall, but that’s only because he shoots all of his shots near the basket.
If the Sixers don’t go on a deep playoff run this season, Embiid and Simmons are both going to find themselves in trade rumors moving forward. Philly, who was picked by many to contend for the Eastern Conference championship this season, went 34-21 during the first half of the season.
No matter what the critics are saying, though, Allen Iverson is always going to stand behind his Sixers.