When you have got no shot (and no apparent want ) to win many matches, let alone an NBA title, you have got to take solace in the little successes.
On Oct. 22, 13 of the league’s 30 owners voted against a lottery reform program which could have decreased the chances for teams with the most worst records to snag the very best selections. That choice was a bullet dodged for general manager Sam Hinkie’s Sixers and an unexpected one.
According to John Finger of CSNPhilly.com,”lottery reform has been viewed as a foregone conclusion” a day prior to the vote that stunningly struck down the plan. The 76ers, clearly, were one of the most vehement opponents of the possible change, and it’s difficult to blame them.
Switching up things in midstream could have had a particularly negative impact on their rebuilding plans.
Even though lottery reform will be revisited again, the Sixers earned a small reprieve.
Oh, and hey, Michael Carter-Williams, reigning Rookie of the Year and last year’s lone beacon of hope, finally has a return date out of his unusually long recovery following shoulder surgery: Nov. 13, per Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com.
Nerlens Noel looks like 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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