The Sixers received some high marks in the 2017-18 NBA.com GM Survey, released Wednesday morning.
The general managers picked the Sixers as the second most-improved team this year behind only the Timberwolves. Minnesota received 69 percent of the votes while the Sixers got 17 percent.
First overall pick Markelle Fultz placed second to Josh Jackson in the category of "which rookie will be the best player in five years?" Ben Simmons was tied for fourth with Lonzo Ball.
Simmons was also voted as the second-most likely player to win Rookie of the Year, receiving 24 percent of the vote compared to 62 percent for Ball, the favorite.
Lastly, JJ Redick was named the second-best player in the NBA at moving without the ball, finishing with 14 percent of the vote and trailing only Warriors guard Klay Thompson.
Check out the full survey here.
Joel Embiid has garnered plenty of accolades during his young NBA career. However, the Sixers’ center earned perhaps his biggest honor yet on Wednesday.
Embiid was given the Shaqtin' A Fool Midseason Award for Worst Moment of the Season.
Yes, that’s a thing.
As you likely know, former NBA great Shaquille O’Neal has a segment during TNT’s “Inside the NBA” that highlights blunders made by current players.
Embiid found himself in the crosshairs thanks to three spectacularly blown dunks during the first half of the season.
“I want to thank Shaq for acknowledging me for missing three dunks in a game as a 6-11 guy,” Embiid said in a video. “But I just didn’t have my legs that day. Next time.”
We're not sure which is funnier: Embiid's missed dunks or him trying to pass for 6-foot-11.
Sixers fan Kevin Hart has a new-ish YouTube show he's calling "Cold As Balls." The premise is pretty simple: he and a guest take an ice bath and chill.
Previous guests have included Draymond Green, Blake Griffin, LaVar Ball, and Candace Parker.
Hart just so happens to have former Sixer and current Dallas Maverick Nerlens Noel on as his guest this week.
Aside from making fun of the locker room in Philly, Hart also takes a jab at Joel Embiid. Hart does a decent-enough Embiid impression with a "Trust the Process" but he also mocks the way Embiid speaks. Not cool.
Look for that around the six-minute mark.
Noel also says Dirk Nowitzki is just as funny as Hart. I'd believe it.