Joel Embiid's response to the Jrue Holiday trade intensifies the pressure on the 76ers to address the James Harden issue promptly


The Eastern Conference arms race in the NBA has reached a point of mutual destruction, highlighted by the Milwaukee Bucks acquiring Damian Lillard and the Boston Celtics welcoming the ousted Jrue Holiday. Milwaukee briefly held the title of NBA title favorites but has now been surpassed by Boston due to the Holiday acquisition. No matter how closely you examine the situation, the Bucks and Celtics clearly emerge as the frontrunners in the conference. For Philadelphia 76ers fans, a frustrating summer has turned exponentially worse over the past week. The offseason began with James Harden expressing discontent and requesting a trade. As media day approaches, the 76ers find themselves still grappling with a disgruntled Harden, who boldly accused the team's decision-maker, Daryl Morey, of dishonesty in August. Additionally, the team has lost two significant rotation players, Shake Milton and Georges Niang.