As the 2019-20 NBA season draws to a close, the Philadelphia 76ers are not nearly where they want to be. In the midst of a blowout loss to the Heat, the team has fallen under a cloud of doubt and uncertainty regarding their chances in the postseason.
Al Horford did not help dispell these rumors when he made a comment concerning the state of the locker room.
“There’s some stuff going on in our locker room and we’ll keep that internal”
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) February 5, 2020
Joel Embiid also seemed to allude to a problem in a chat with the media:
Joel Embiid on whether the #Sixers have an offensive identity right now:
“No we don’t. Spacing is an issue.” pic.twitter.com/VHzwyKNDm4
— Dave Uram (@MrUram) February 5, 2020
Joel Embiid said the reason he hasn’t been himself is due to “trying to fit in.”
Said team needs to learn “to sacrifice” for one and other. pic.twitter.com/zYI9lLzdhG
— Jon Johnson (@jonjohnsonwip) February 5, 2020
It’s no secret that the Sixers have some serious problems. Ben Simmons has yet to develop a consistent jumper, Joel Embiid’s durability has always been a major concern, and the team’s chemistry appears to be all out of wack at the moment.
Horford was just pointing out the obvious.