Yes, playoffs are on Joel Embiid's mind on June 30, a couple hours before NBA free agency begins and the gag order on Adrian Wojnarowski is lifted (no WojBombs until 12:01 a.m. when he officially starts at ESPN).

That's because the Pacers reportedly traded Paul George to the Thunder Friday. Indiana, now without its best player, was the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference last season and was swept in the first round by the Cavaliers.


With Markelle Fultz now in the mix and a healthy Ben Simmons, Embiid's subtle playoff joke may actually be somewhat realistic — especially if the Sixers add anything of note in free agency.

Of course, tweets are fun but the Sixers' off-court talk will have to translate into wins.

Until then, keep tweeting, Joel.