Kevin Durant defends Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons; blames 76ers for their struggles

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Kevin Durant believes the Philadelphia 76ers organization is to blame for their lack of success in the postseason. At the same time, KD defended Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons for their struggles.

“It’s hard to become a great team when you’re getting new teammates every year. It’s tough. Especially young players like them, they’re expected – and in Philly they’ve got so many expectations on them, it’s tough,” Kevin Durant said on JJ Redick’s podcast, per NBC Sports.

The Sixers made a lot of changes in the roster season after season in the hope of bringing in a third star in Philadelphia. The trade for Jimmy Butler the 2018-19 season was an example of that strategy.

Despite their hopes of contending for a title this year, Philadelphia came out of the “bubble” with a first-round elimination by the Boston Celtics.

As a result, the Sixers parted ways with head coach Brett Brown and started their head coaching search for the next season.

You can listen the discussion between JJ Redick and Kevin Durant here:

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