Despite the fact that they lost to the Boston Celtics by 48 points on Tuesday night, there is still a lot of buzz and excitement around the Philadelphia 76ers.
This is because the 76ers just made a huge trade that landed them James Harden, one of the most special players in the entire NBA and fans are feeling like the future has never been brighter.
our three stars.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) February 16, 2022
It’s an impressive group indeed but do they have what it takes to win the East and make it to the NBA Finals?
The Crowded East
Harden, Embiid, and Maxey are certainly some of the most remarkable guys in the league but they are coming together at one of the most difficult, competitive times in the history of the NBA.
The Eastern Conference is particularly tough right now, with a slew of teams battling it out for the top spot.
Right now, Philly sits in the fifth spot with a record of 34-23.
To make their way to the top, they’ll have to slide past some fantastic teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, and the current number one seed Miami Heat.
Each of those other teams are red hot right now and it’ll take a lot of work to get past them.
However, there is a chance that the combination of Harden, Embiid, and Maxey together – along with some of the role players – has what it takes to make an impact and surpass the competition.
The Harden trade is the most exciting thing that has happened to the 76ers in years – it’s no shock that the team is celebrating it so much.