The Sixers avoided a sweep by winning Game 4 of their second round playoff series against Boston, and although he believes they’ll still lose the series, Colin thinks there are plenty of reasons for optimism in Philly.
Despite trailing 3-1 in the series, the Sixers could easily be leading if not for late game mistakes stemming from their youth and inexperience. It’s safe to assume that Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid will improve come playoff time next season, and for years to come.
In contrast, Toronto may have to blow everything up after getting swept by the Cavs in their second round series because it’s clear they just don’t have the players to seriously contend. The trajectories of the two teams are polar opposites.
The most notable hole on the Philly roster is the lack of a knockdown shooter on the wing, but Colin believes they would immediately contend for a title if they could somehow land Paul George in free agency. If George chooses L.A., as reports indicate, big time free agents will still come eventually.
Watch Colin explain why Sixers fans should still be excited about the future, even if the Boston series has been a massive disappointment.
“You add Paul George to Philadelphia, you’re going to vie for the title…You’ve got to feel really, really good if you’re a Sixers fan today.”@ColinCowherd on the Sixers’ bright future ahead pic.twitter.com/omhpSpTCfH
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) May 8, 2018