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With James Harden officially a Sixer and his running mate Joel Embiid a leading MVP candidate, there’s plenty of intrigue surrounding this team. In a trio of recent polls, participants certainly made their voices heard.
One was positive, like 35 percent of people deeming Embiid most likely to emerge as the MVP frontrunner:
Another was a little less rosy, with only 44 percent of people thinking Embiid and Harden will mesh quickly (spoiler, that 44 percent has assuredly been correct through two games):
Those two polls were conducted nationally, while a third was exclusive to Liberty Ballers readers. In this one, 39 percent of voters believe Philadelphia will finish with the East’s top seed for a second consecutive season:
Although the James Harden Era is just two games old, it’s hard not to be optimistic about all three of these questions if you’re a Sixers fan. Embiid looks great and continues to stake a strong claim for MVP. Embiid and Harden already have discernible chemistry. They’re 2-0 and have outscored their opponents by a combined 47 points.
Enjoy this, y’all. The team surely is thus far.
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