When you’ve got no shot (and no apparent desire) to win several matches, let alone an NBA title, you have got to take solace in the small successes.
On Oct. 22, 13 of the league’s 30 owners voted against a lottery reform program that would have reduced the possibilities for teams using the very worst records to snag the very best selections. That decision was a bullet dodged for overall manager Sam Hinkie’s Sixers and an unexpected one.
Based on John Finger of all CSNPhilly.com,”lottery reform has been seen as a foregone conclusion” just a day before the vote that struck down the plan. The 76ers, of course, were among the most vehement opponents of the possible change, and it’s difficult to blame them.
Switching up things in midstream could have had an especially negative impact on their rebuilding plans.
Even though lottery reform is going to 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 remarkably long recovery after knee operation: Nov. 13, per Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com.
Nerlens Noel looks like a defensive menace in training. Joel Embiid is most likely the best player in his draft class.
Life is filled with wonders.
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