Iverson predicts 76ers will make playoffs next season

Posted: 28/07/2017 in NBA, Sports
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“The Process” is starting to pay dividends for the Philadelphia 76ers, with several legendary players from the franchise’s past taking notice of the talent they’ve accumulated in recent years.

Allen Iverson is one of the most beloved figures in Philly sports history, and knows a thing or two about taking the Sixers to the postseason, having done so on six occasions, including a 2001 Finals berth. He still keeps close tabs on the team, and feels there’s a strong possibility it will end its playoff drought in 2017-18.

“But I mean, our direction, man, our future is bright, you know what I mean? All that young talent, throw a couple veteran guys in there with them young boys, and teach ’em the way, we gonna be fine,” Iverson told Sports Illustrated’s Jake Fischer. “I see us going to the playoffs this year.”

Charles Barkley, who was drafted by the organization in 1984 and spent the first eight years of his Hall of Fame career there, is of the same mindset, recently saying that he’d “totally be shocked” if the 76ers didn’t qualify.

Philadelphia finished with a 28-54 record this past season, marking the fourth year in a row it failed to win at least 30 games. It was still an 18-win improvement over the previous year, and that was with center Joel Embiid only making 31 appearances.

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