David Murphy: Joel Embiid is right. To be a contender, the Sixers need Ben Simmons to be better.

Joel Embiid sees what we all see. He wants what we all want. On Saturday night, he got it. It was a shot so simple, so routine, so elementary that it only served to underscore the absurdity of the circumstances. With 7 1/2 minutes remaining in the second quarter of a game the Sixers already seemed destined to win with ease, Ben Simmons found himself alone at the elbow with the ball in his hands and four Thunder players between him and the basket. As his defender slid underneath a screen and left him with a 6-foot radius of open space, Simmons picked up his dribble, pump-faked and rose up for a…

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