Instead of trying to force things to work or pushing too hard, Simmons took his time finding open teammates, making extra passes, creating space with cuts, and gaining position for crucial late-game rebounds.
Schmittel, now the highest ranking female basketball operations executive in the organization, spent three years working with the Oakland Raiders as a member of their player-engagement staff, helping players transition into or out of the NFL.
Embiid received Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors for the fourth time, joining Allen Iverson and Charles Barkley as the only Sixers to have won the award at least four times in their career.
"I would have thought it had to be completely different, but it wasn’t," Covington said of the call he received confirming he was traded. "Considering how much time relationship-wise and everything that went down. ... It was weird."