When you’ve got no shot (and no clear want ) to win many games, let alone an NBA title, you have got to take solace from the small successes.
On Oct. 22, 13 of the league’s 30 owners voted against a lottery reform plan that would have reduced the possibilities for teams using the very worst documents to snag the absolute best picks. 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 things up in midstream would have had an especially negative impact on their rebuilding plans.
Even though lottery reform will be revisited again, the Sixers made a small reprieve.
Oh, and hello, Michael Carter-Williams, reigning Rookie of the Year and last year’s lone beacon of hope, finally has a return date from his remarkably long recovery after 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 wonders.
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