Joel Embiid took to Instagram Friday night and – as has become customary this time of year – released his Eastern Conference playoff predictions and declared “#ImOut” (more on that later).
Embiid’s predictions were as follows:
Round 1: Brooklyn Nets
Of course, we know the Sixers are going to take on the Nets in the first round. His choice of victim in the photo is interesting. What did Allen Crabbe ever do to Embiid? Poor fella.
Round 2: Toronto Raptors
Another no-brainer. Orlando pushing the Raptors to a Game 5 would be impressive. Anything beyond five games would amount to divine intervention. The Sixers should meet the pictured Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors in the second round. In my estimation, Toronto – not Boston – represents the worst matchup for Embiid and the Sixers. Were Philly to advance, we’d be looking at a trip to the Finals.