Philadelphia 76ers roundtable: Should the season continue?

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Sreekar Eyyuni

This has been one crazy year, starting with championship aspirations, and turning into fan drama with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons getting hurt, and new chemistry forming. As much as I would love to see our team come back in the summer and lead the city of Philadelphia to a championship, I believe the Sixers are better off with the season canceled.

One of the main reasons the Sixers are better off in this is because of the health in our main stars. Ben Simmons has a back problem where it just seems like nobody knew when he was going to return. To expect him to be in basketball shape in the middle of June is just asking a lot, especially while the whole country is being ordered to self-quarantine right now.

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Joel Embiid has been battling injury his entire career, and quite frankly, I don’t believe he’ll be in top basketball shape when June comes around.

The second point to examine is the chemistry of the team. New additions were made prior to the trade deadline, different lineups were being experimented. When the season resumes in June, if these guys haven’t been able to work together, it’s gonna be tough for the team to find its rhythm together, especially if they haven’t played or practiced enough together.

Finally, the mindset to continue this season-it’s just going to be difficult to have that again. No basketball until JUNE? By the time the season starts, it will feel like a new season.