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Joel Embiid calls new Sixers’ ‘Big 3’ with Paul George, Tyrese Maxey ‘amazing’

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Joel Embiid calls new Sixers’ ‘Big 3’ with Paul George, Tyrese Maxey ‘amazing’

Nov 6, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) collides with Washington Wizards forward Daniel Gafford (21) while bringing the ball up court during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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Joel Embiid, now backed up by multiple All-Stars like Tyrese Maxey and new signee Paul George, gears up for another NBA title push with the Philadelphia 76ers

Sixers superstar Joel Embiid loves the look of the new Big 3 in Philadelphia while admitting that his “patience was tested” along the way.

The 76ers just landed superstar Paul George on a max deal this offseason, the missing piece to what Embiid hopes results in a championship alongside himself and rising star Tyrese Maxey.

“I think as far as the fit, it looks amazing,” Embiid told ESPN. “It is great, especially when you got a big … I don’t like to call myself a big, but when you got a player that posts up and that isos quite a bit, you need to have willing shooters and guys that are not afraid to pull the trigger.

“PG, great shooter, 40 percent, 45 catch and shoot; Tyrese, we know great shooter, off the dribble, catch-and-shoot. On paper, and as far as the fit, it looks fantastic.”

Further, the team was able to keep Kelly Oubre Jr. and signed Caleb Martin, Andre Drummond, and Eric Gordon.

It’s a far cry from this point last year, when the team was saddled with the offseason drama of James Harden, who was eventually traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in November. Sixers general manager Daryl Morey was very deliberate in carving out cap space to land a player like George to make a title run.

“I’d be lying to say that patience wasn’t tested,” Embiid told ESPN. “Because I’m at the point where there’s no awards, there’s no regular season or no All-NBA or All-Stars is going to change the way my legacy is.”

“Well, there’s a few things that can change it, but the main one is the championship. So when you start thinking about what you want to be remembered as, you want to be remembered as someone that’s won.” – Rappler.com

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