Despite the fact that the Philadelphia 76ers have a starting five loaded with talent, the club may only have one All-Star this season.
There’s no doubt that the Philadelphia 76ers aren’t a finished product, especially on the offensive end of the floor. The team’s chemistry is slowly building and that’s led to some not so hot nights scoring. Still the Sixers have one of the most talented start five in the Eastern Conference, but they may only have one All-Star this season.
The biggest surprise this year has been the amount of good teams in the East. Before the season began, only Philly and the Milwaukee Bucks appeared to be real contenders in the conference. However, teams like the Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat and even Indian Pacers have proven to be legit contenders. These contenders have some star talents on their rosters. This could have a role in how many All-Stars the Sixers have this season.
This stance is much different from when I wrote about how the 76ers could end up having four All-Stars this past summer. However, this season has made it clear that Philly’s plethora of talent has worked against the players when it comes to overall production and their chances at making the All-Star team.
Last season, the Sixers had two All-Stars in Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. An argument could have been made that Jimmy Bulter, who is now on the Miami Heat, could have been made an All-Star as well. Yet this season, due to the influx of talent and the lack of on court chemistry, the 76ers could be in danger only having one All-Star.