If the Sixers were on the Naughty List...

Brooklyn Nets v Philadelphia 76ers
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It's the most wonderful time of the year: the Holiday season. This year it gets even better on Christmas Day when we get to watch our Philadelphia 76ers play against the Miami Heat. What better way to spend the holidays than watching the team you love play on national television? The Sixers have been playing very well and are likely on Santa’s “Nice List” this year. I did wonder though, if somehow the Sixers ended up on the “Naughty List” what might they receive for Christmas instead of gifts? Grab some hot cocoa and settle in for a scary Christmas story!

On Christmas morning, Embiid, Maxey, and Nurse - rushed down the stairs hoping to secure the purse. 
Instead of draft picks or suitcases bursting at the seams - they saw no gifts and thought it was a bad dream.

First to the calendar to check the date - in the kitchen, they saw no cookies on the plate.
Santa undoubtedly came to the Sixers - the impending silence was as deafening as the Sixer Stixers.

Then came a noise from the back of the tree - “Who’s there? Come out!” said Tyrese Maxey.
Slowly two men crept out from behind the balsam fir - who were these guys in the house that caused such a stir?

A note was pinned on the shirt of each stranger - Santa’s final joke on the day Christ was born in a manger.
One of these two men must be re-signed noted Papa Noel - upon removing their hoods, expletives were innumerable from Joel.

Standing in front of the trio stood a nightmare - Ben Simmons and James Harden looking worse for the wear.
Daryl Morey thought he rid the franchise of these fools - but Christmas miracles do not always come as shiny jewels.

So that night, the Sixers gathered for an impossible decision - which player would be better for winning with precision?
Who would you take if one must come back - the Beard of the man who steered the future off the tracks?