"From that point going forward, we'll figure some stuff out".
Lost a bit in the Sixers' remarkable 16-game winning streak to finish 52-30 with the No. 3 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference is the development of Fultz. Even the champions couldn't overcome that, dropping six of their final 10 games, but they start against a San Antonio team whose injury problems are every bit as bad, assuming Kawhi Leonard doesn't return after missing nearly the entire season.
Embiid hasn't played since suffering an orbital fracture and concussion against the New York Knicks on March 28. He has scored at least 25 points in 25 games this season, including a season-high 46 points during a 115-109 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on November 15.
At least that's what the fans of the 16-time National Basketball Association champions repeatedly have been told while Los Angeles missed the playoffs and finished with a losing record for the fifth consecutive year.
Cowboys Confirm Release of Star Wide Receiver Dez Bryant After 8 Seasons
The Cowboys will owe Bryant $8 million in dead cap money, but save $8.5 million against the cap for the 2018 season. Now, for the first time in his career, he's on the open market, leaving the Cowboys receiving corps in disarray.
2018 NBA Playoffs: The Biggest Questions For Each First-Round Series (read here): Along those same lines, Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated posed the biggest questions regarding each and every first round series, including how far Giannis Antetokounmpo can lift the Bucks to a potential upset over the Celtics.
For the first time since 2001, Philadelphia is a top-three seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. For all their talk of the Lakers' irresistible lure, Johnson and Pelinka knew they probably couldn't attract free-agent stars without an attractive young core, and the last six months suggested they have it.
It felt up in the air for a while, but things worked out in the end - Fultz is back with the Sixers and seems to be finding his place within the team at just the right time.
But Simmons really doesn't need a jump shot to be Rookie of the Year. He averaged 13.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 10.1 assists.
James entered the finale averaging 27.7 points, 9.2 assists and 8.7 rebounds. The series shifts to Miami for Game 3 on Thursday and Game 4 on April 21. Whiteside started in 10 postseason games for the Heat in 2016 before being sidelined with a knee injury.