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Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are still in Philadelphia, but the 2020-21 season represents a new era for the Sixers.

There have been important changes across the board this offseason — to the front office, coaching staff and roster. Daryl Morey is now the team's president of basketball operations and Doc Rivers the head coach. Seth Curry, Danny Green and Dwight Howard are among the key new additions. Two starters on opening night last year, Josh Richardson and Al Horford, have moved to other teams.

Here’s what the new-look Sixers’ first-half schedule, released on Friday by the NBA, looks like: 

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The second-half schedule is set to be released near the end of the first half. Postponed games are a possibility as the league prepares to play a 72-game regular season in home markets during the COVID-19 pandemic

Individual player workouts began Tuesday, while group workouts start Sunday. The Sixers have two preseason games, Dec. 15 vs. the Celtics at 7:30 p.m. ET and Dec. 18 against the Pacers at 6 p.m. ET in Indiana. 

The playoffs are scheduled to run from May 22 through July 22. With Ben Simmons returning from a season-ending left knee injury and the many adjustments the Sixers have made, they’ll aim to fare better than last season. They finished sixth in the Eastern Conference for the 2019-20 campaign and were swept in the first round by the Celtics.

 

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