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On Embiid, Sixers serve up word salad with a side of confusion

The 76ers invited media members to lunch in Center City on Wednesday, and there were certain topics that general manager Bryan Colangelo and coach Brett Brown were happy to discuss in detail and at length. There was Brown's optimism about the coming season, given the measure of talent at his disposal. There was Ben Simmons' clandestine workouts at the Sixers' practice facility in Camden, where, according to Colangelo, he is "dominating the gym," which is hardly surprising, given the gym's lack of foot speed. There was the professionalism that J.J. Redick will bring, the Labrador-puppy enthusiasm of T.J. McConnell, a level of competitiveness that, both Colangelo and Brown insisted, they had never seen before among a collection of teammates.

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David Murphy: 76ers' Colangelo, Brown confident Simmons is ready to contribute

Whenever the discussion has turned to Ben Simmons over the last six months, a sort of cool confidence seems to underlie the words of whatever member of the Sixers organization happens to be speaking. I don't know how to describe it other than to say that it suggests a sort of knowing, as if the person talking about Simmons is privy to some sort of inside information that all of us will come to acquire in due time. Just you wait and see, the tone says.

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