Deciding who would make the Sixers’ all-2010’s team


Center: Joel Embiid

Was there ever any doubt? The self-designated leader of The Process, the “crown jewel” of the offense, or how about just the best center in all of basketball. Joel Embiid is not only the Sixers best player of the decade, but he’s also one of the NBA’s best players of the decade.

Through just 187 games dating back to the 2016-2017 season, Embiid has made an impact on the Sixers organization unlike anything we’ve ever seen. From the moment he was drafted fans could tell there was something different about him. He had a certain level of charisma and star power to him, a special “x-factor” which got fans excited. Across 4 seasons, the big man from Cameroon has averaged 24.2 points, 11.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.9 blocks per game.

Embiid has been selected to two consecutive All-Star games the last two seasons, and is well on his way to his third (currently in 2nd place among all Eastern Conference vote-getters). He’s won four Player of the Week awards, three Rookie of the Month’s, and one Player of the Month. He was selected to the All-Rookie 1st Team in 2017, along with the All-Defensive 2nd Team and the All-NBA 2nd Team in both 2018 and 2019.

Embiid has ranked top 5 or top 10 in a whole slew of other statistical categories that would honestly just take too long to write out. However, I think my point is clear. Embiid is currently the best center in the game and was one of the best the second he made his NBA debut. The focal point of our All-Decade squad.

Sixth Man: JJ Redick

In just two seasons with the Sixers, shooting guard JJ Redick made an unforgettable impression. Signed for his elite-level floor spacing and playoff experience, Reick made a noticeable impact on some of the younger talents.

He averaged 17.6 points per game in his two seasons with Philly while shooting over 40% from three. His 433 threes made rank sixth all-time in Sixers’ franchise history, a pretty incredible feat for someone who was only on the team for two years.

Redick was loved by fans, coaches, and players alike. He was cheered in his return to Philadelphia this year and was embraced by Embiid during the pregame shootaround. 

Despite Redick only spending two years in a Sixer uniform his inclusion in this list was a no-brainer. The 76ers made the playoffs both years Redick was on the team and he ranks not only as one of the best shooters in Philadelphia history, but as one of the best shooters in NBA history.

Honorable Mentions: Thaddeus Young, Lou Williams, Robert Covington, Dario Saric

Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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