Now that the Philadelphia 76ers are out of the playoffs, they can spend their time looking back at everything that went wrong and what can be done to improve their chances next season.
You can expect a lot of soul-searching and deep thoughts about what can be fixed.
Tobias Harris said mental toughness was an issue for the 76ers in this series, and that Miami went out of its way to challenge Philadelphia throughout the series through hustle plays, attacking 50-50 balls, etc. Said the team’s body language has to improve.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) May 13, 2022
Tobias Harris is already grading his team and commenting on what went wrong against the Miami Heat.
Harris mentioned that mental toughness was a big issue for his team.
He states that the Heat were able to challenge Philly during the series with hustle plays and attacks on 50-50 balls.
Harris added that his team’s body language needs to improve in the months ahead if they want to take down teams like the Heat next year.
He’s not wrong with these comments but how many times have Philly fans heard this before?
A Painful Pattern
For years now, fans of the 76ers have been told to “trust the process” and believe that greater days were ahead for the team.
However, it’s about time the team makes good on that promise.
There are many great, strong pieces attached to the team right now.
Joel Embiid is an MVP-caliber player, Harris is a great asset, Tyrese Maxey has become a superstar, and James Harden has the ability to be a terrific shooter and playmaker.
Plus, the roster has many other role players and a championship coach with Doc Rivers.
Yet, the team continually comes up short with more promises that the next season will be the one that finally has the team achieve its greatness.
You can understand why Philly fans are sick of this pattern.NEXT: NBA Insider Notes Rough Outlook For Danny Green