The Philadelphia 76ers are sitting as the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference at 25-15 after a very slow start to the season. The Sixers have had to battle through a ton of adversity in terms of injuries and players being in and out of the lineup, but they have been able to find success on the floor.
As ESPN put out their new edition of the power rankings on Wednesday, they have begun to have some more faith in what James Harden and Joel Embiid have put together on the floor.
ESPN has the Sixers ranked 7th in the latest rankings:
It’s never a good thing to hear about Joel Embiid having foot soreness, but after the big fella returned in a dominant win over Detroit on Tuesday, Philadelphia is sitting 10 games over .500 after a slow start. The 76ers have had only nine games this season in which their top three players — Embiid, James Harden and Tyrese Maxey — have all been available to play together.
The Sixers have an important five-game road trip coming up when they go out West. That will be a nice test for them to see how much they have truly grown on the floor.
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