The Philadelphia 76ers are playing their best basketball at the right time. They won their 8th game in a row tonight beating the Knicks 118-101 at Wells Fargo Center.
Currently, the Sixers are the 4th-seed(44-30) in the Eastern Conference and are a 1/2 game behind the 3rd-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers.
With the return of the number one overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, Markelle Fultz, some people believe the 76ers can make a deep run in the playoffs.
76ers starting PF Dario Saric is very confident in his team, but there is one player he would like to avoid in the playoffs.
The Sixers have 30 wins since their Christmas day W over the Knicks (the Knicks have 10)…and have now won eight straight, 19 of the last 20 in Philadelphia. Here’s @dariosaric on @NBCSPhilly postgame with us. *Dario told us he doesn’t want to face @KingJames in the first round. pic.twitter.com/iQIshj85Xg
— Molly Sullivan (@MollySullivanTV) March 29, 2018
I agree with Saric. LeBron James has never lost a first-round playoff series in his career, and he is still the best player in the game. Therefore, if I am any team in the Eastern Conference, I would want to avoid LeBron, too!
According to Sixers fans, the new nickname is the "FEDS" (Fultz, Embiid, Dario, Simmons).. the FEDS are coming 🔥🔥🔥#TheProcess
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 22, 2017
Things are looking up for the Philadelphia 76ers! The days of “tanking” are over, and now it’s time for the harvest. After drafting Washington’s Markelle Fultz with the number one overall pick on Thursday, 76ers C Joel Embiid went to Twitter to announce the new nickname for 4 members of the team. They came up with “FEDS,” which stands for (Markelle) Fultz, (Joel) Embiid, Dario (Saric), and (Ben) Simmons.
Warriors star Kevin Durant gave his take on the nickname “FEDS”
Kevin Durant ethers the Sixers' FEDS nickname: 'How they got a nickname and ain't played no games together?' pic.twitter.com/DxdO09T5rA
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 25, 2017
KD probably has a point!
You agree with KD?