Joel Embiid confident 76ers can win NBA title with current group of players



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Joel Embiid confident 76ers can win NBA title with current group of players

Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid said there is no urgeny to change anything with his team with just under four weeks before the NBA trade deadline. The 76ers are in a great form, having won nine of their past 11 games.

"I feel great, man," Embiid said, after finishing with 25 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists in Philadelphia's comfortable 111-99 victory over its old rivals here at Wells Fargo Center. "When I look at where we are when we got most of the team in the lineup, especially me in the lineup, then we are 21 and 9.

That's not bad. That's up there with the best records in the NBA. So, all that tells me is that we just got to stay healthy, keep doing what we've been doing. "I feel pretty good, and I don't think we've played our best basketball yet.

We still got a long way to go. We're missing guys here and there that could really help us. There's really no urgency to change anything. I think we got everything we need. We're gonna keep on going and I'm happy."

Embiid confident in the current 76ers team

Embiid absolutely believes the 76ers can win the title with the current players they have. "I think so," he said. "I think we all gotta, we all gotta be our best.

And when we are at our best, I think we can beat anybody. We've seen it a couple of times this year. So, I just think we need to, I need to keep doing what I've been doing and then obviously we need consistency from everybody, not just Tobias [Harris] or Tyrese [Maxey] or Seth [Curry] or Danny [Green], guys coming off the bench, getting Shake [Milton] back [healthy].

"We need consistency, and everybody coming in every single night with the goal of just doing their job and chipping in offensively and defensively and just playing together and we'll be fine." After the loss to the 76ers, Celtics star Jayon Tatum said it was one of those nights in which nothing really worked.

"This was a tough night," said Celtics forward Tatum, who finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists but had as many made field goals (7-for-17) as turnovers (7). "I don't think we had any nights like this where ...

obviously, we've had some nights when we've started slow, but most of the time, we give ourselves a chance. "For whatever reason, it was one of those nights where we just started slow and never [recovered]."