OKBet sports On September 27, the 76ers aimed to win the championship in the new season, and before that, Embiid believed that they would become the best defensive team in the league.
During media day, reporters asked Embiid how he and Harden can play to the advantage of the offense at the same time. Embiid thinks his pick-and-roll with Harden is almost impossible. Immediately after he came a 180-degree turn and talked about defense.
"We know what to do, and the focus should be on defense," Embiid said. "Our goal is to be the best defensive team in the league. Everyone has to step up, and I can't wait until the fourth quarter. It’s going to be hard work all over the place.”
In the interview that followed, Embiid again talked about defense. They got the likes of PJ Tucker, DeAndre Melton and Danuel House over the summer, all defensive specialists.
The 76ers don't need to worry too much about the offense. If the defense can also improve, it is really difficult to deal with.