When you have got no shot (and no apparent want ) to win many games, let alone an NBA title, you’ve got to take solace in 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 with the very worst documents to snag the very best picks. That decision was a bullet dodged for general director Sam Hinkie’s Sixers and an unexpected one.
According to John Finger of all CSNPhilly.com,”lottery reform was viewed as a foregone conclusion” a day before the vote that struck down the plan. The 76ers, of course, were one of 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 impact on their rebuilding plans.
Though lottery reform will be revisited again, the Sixers earned 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 from 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 small wonders.
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