Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  By Grey Papke  |  Last updated 1/8/17

Joel Embiid has high hopes for the 76ers this season. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Joel Embiid is an optimist.

The Philadelphia 76ers center helped his team win their 10th game of the season Sunday, matching their total for all of 2015-16. It’s enough to get Embiid thinking playoffs, even though the team is 10-25 and eight games out of the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot.

“I think we have a chance. We’ve been hot lately,” Embiid said, via ESPN. “We’ve won three out of four lately, so I look at it and I think we have a chance and we’re really figuring things out. We’re starting to learn how to win games.”

Embiid aims high in more ways than one. Do the Sixers have a chance? Mathematically, yes. Realistically, no. But why should he let that stop him from dreaming?

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