When you’ve got no shot (and no apparent want ) to win several matches, let alone an NBA title, you’ve got to take solace in the small victories.
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 most worst records to snag the absolute best selections. That decision was a bullet dodged for overall director Sam Hinkie’s Sixers and an unexpected one.
According to John Finger of all CSNPhilly.com,”lottery reform was seen as a foregone conclusion” a day before the vote that stunningly struck down the strategy. The 76ers, clearly, were among the most vehement opponents of the possible change, and it is difficult to blame them.
Switching up things in midstream would have had a particularly negative effect on their rebuilding plans.
Though lottery reform will be revisited again, the Sixers made a little reprieve.
Oh, and hey, Michael Carter-Williams, reigning Rookie of the Year and last season’s only beacon of hope, finally has a return date out of his unusually long recovery following knee operation: Nov. 13, per Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com.
Nerlens Noel looks like a defensive menace in training. Joel Embiid is probably the best player in his draft class.
Life is filled with wonders.
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