When you have got no shot (and no apparent want ) to win several games, let alone an NBA title, you’ve got to take solace from the small victories.
On Oct. 22, 13 of the league’s 30 owners voted against a lottery reform plan that would have reduced the chances for teams with the very worst records to snag the very best picks. That choice was a bullet dodged for overall director Sam Hinkie’s Sixers and an unexpected one.
Based on John Finger of all CSNPhilly.com,”lottery reform has been viewed as a foregone conclusion” just a day before the vote that struck down the strategy. The 76ers, clearly, were among the most vehement opponents of the potential change, and it is difficult to blame them.
Switching up things in midstream would have had a particularly negative effect on their rebuilding plans.
Even though lottery reform will be revisited again, the Sixers made a little reprieve.
Oh, and hello, Michael Carter-Williams, reigning Rookie of the Year and last year’s lone beacon of hope, eventually has a return date from his unusually long recovery following shoulder surgery: Nov. 13, per Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com.
Nerlens Noel resembles a menace in training. Joel Embiid is most likely the best player in his draft class.
Life is filled with miracles.
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