-shot 7/24 from the field in an elimination game
-got completely abused on the offensive glass the entire game by a smaller team
-completely gassed by 3 minutes into the 2nd half
-completely threw Harden, Maxey, Harris, and others under the bus after the loss, just like he did to Simmons after the loss last season
The 76ers are done. Their window is closed.
Harden has a 47 million dollar player option for next season. Either he's picking that up and the Sixers are stuck with him or the Sixers are re-signing him to a long term deal and they're stuck with him. Either way, Embiid just ensured that he'll spend the rest of his career carrying Harden's pouting corpse everywhere he goes. Nobody will trade for Harden. He's just going to show up fatter than fuck and collect checks until he retires.
Embiid is right that Harden is washed up and worthless but that's not what a leader says in a postgame press conference. He just went out there and took no responsibility at all. Pointed fingers and pouted, just like last season.
Embiid will never be healthy for an entire season and playoff run. He's going to be 29 next season and he literally hasn't gone a whole season without a major injury since high school. This was his healthiest season ever and he still only played 68 regular season games and ended up with several severe injuries in the playoffs. He's made of glass and it's not going to suddenly improve as he ages. The Sixers have made the playoffs five times since they drafted him and Embiid has missed playoff games in every single one of them except the year the Sixers got swept out of the first in four games.