It’s a boom or bust year for Philly. This is not guarantee this isn’t even a prediction. It’s a simple hypothetical that if Philly underperform… again. I mean like don’t even get to the ECF… again. There is a world where Embiid wants to go and Philly will be content with building around Maxey who’s a true star in this league.
Thunder‘a championship window has begun. I think he can make a legit run this year even. But imo a true center is still lacking. It should be a well known fact now that OKC has more FRPs than roster spots, they have to trade them to use them. So why not use those picks, use those assets, and go get the 2nd best Center of decade Joel Embiid. He can rebound, defense the rim, backdown, isolate, face up. He’s got it all. SGA is prolly the best player he’s even played with other than maybe Jimmy Butler for half a season. But on top of that having a plank we like Giddey, a floor spacer and rim protector Holmgren, and isolation scorers like Jdub. This is a championship favorite team with Embiid.
Thunder: PG. Giddey
Sixers: PG. Melton