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Daryl Morey believes Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons can still make the Philadelphia 76ers a top title contender.

The new president of basketball operations of the Sixers is inclined to give Embiid and Simmons one last chance to make the difference for the team. Otherwise, he plans to trade one of them.

“The early signals emanating from Philadelphia suggest that Daryl Morey, the 76ers’ new president of basketball operations, wants to give Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons every last chance to click before trading one of them.

Houston, just to name one non-Nets option, could decide to wait to see if the Sixers’ stance changes. As wary as the Rockets must be about doing a deal of that magnitude with Morey, we’ve seen that front offices that know each other well often find it easier to collaborate on the biggest of trades,” Marc Stein of the New York Times reports.

With Doc Rivers as the new head coach and Embiid and Simmons being healthy, Morey believes Philadelphia can fight for the title.