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Sixers announce full 2017-18 preseason schedule, will play game in Kansas City against Miami Heat

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The Sixers announced their full 2017-18 preseason schedule on Thursday morning, featuring a home-and-home against the Boston Celtics, as well as a road trip to play a neutral-site game in Kansas City.

You can view a copy of the schedule below:

Sixers PR

A few things immediately sprung to mind once the schedule dropped, and let’s mention the biggest item right away: is the league interested in expanding into Kansas City? Joel Embiid returning close to his college stomping grounds is certainly part of the deal here, but the league has had a close eye on that market for years, and with some other franchises succeeding in that area of the midwest, they have to be intrigued at getting more data on how hungry the market is for hoops.

The bad news is, you may not be able to watch that game, or the game the Sixers play against the Brooklyn Nets on October 11. Neither game has a television listing currently, so you’ll have to participate in the theater of the mind that is radio to experience those games—or travel to them yourself—unless something changes between now and then.

Of course, the primary concern is making sure everyone will be available to suit up, so that we can get our first look at what this young Sixers core can do together. I will be marking down the days on my calendar until then, and I imagine some of you will follow suit.