3 ways the 76ers have benefited from the break in play

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Injuries

What has plagued the Philadelphia 76ers over the last few seasons has been injuries. Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have both had their share of setbacks since entering the league. But this year, it has been a case of one star in and one star out.

Before the season was suspended, Simmons was sidelined with a pinched nerve in his back. The time off has given him time to rest the injury and he will be 100% by the time the 76ers reach Orlando. But then you have Embiid and his list of injuries throughout his brief career.

In 65 games played, the star duo has missed a combined 32 this season. In order for the 76ers to get over that hump, both players will need to be on the floor at the same time. But it goes deeper than them. One of their offseason additions, Josh Richardson has missed a total of 17 games himself.

The talent is there, but can they stay on the court long enough as a unit to make an impact?

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