'The trip presents a great opportunity for the 36ers' new-look team to bond as a group, refine game plans and develop against a quality opponent,' Sixers
CEO Ben Kavenagh said in a statement via the team's website.
But winning 50 games and a round in the playoffs is no longer good enough for coach Brett Brown and the Sixers
. Redick was their lone reliable 3-point ace and Butler turned into a valuable clutch scorer in the playoffs.
Joel Embiid had played through a bad left knee and a stomach bug for most of the playoffs and the entire team had reason to be ill after the Raptors crushed the Sixers
by 36 in Game 5.
Most of this cropped up after the Sixers
dropped their NBA playoff-opening day game against the Brooklyn Nets, 111-102.
class="MsoNormalAfterwards Embiid expressed dismay at Sixers
fans who booed the home team as they slid to a disappointing loss.
Caribbean batsman Nicholas Pooran secured the fifth position with an average of 47.37.
Pooran's direct hit saw Tamim walk and it was left to Afridi to take Sixers
to victory and he did it in style.
MELBOURNE RENEGADES are solid favourites to extend their perfect start to the Big Bash to three wins out of three with a home victory over Sydney Sixers
Chasing 117, the Sydney Sixers
Academy team wasn't allowed by Qalandars to settle.
But the Celtics line-up look to be a vastly more challenging proposition for the Sixers
, who saw Joel Embiid score 31 points while pulling down 13 rebounds.
ARCO DK SIXERS
90-3 in 5 overs (Danish Kaneria 32, Mir Afzal Bag 16; Sharjeel 1-16); ARHAM CC 56-3 in 5 overs (Faizan Khan 21, Sharjeel 14; Danish Kaneria 1-19).
He is expected to give fans in Long Island a glimpse of why the Sixers
are heavily invested in him in Wednesday's preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Nassau Coliseum.
He played collegiately and very successfully at Rice and Oregon before being selected by the Sixers
also improved after a rough start, reducing a 26-point deficit to three in the fourth quarter, but the Celtics pulled away again to post a 107-96 victory at the Garden Friday night.