Philadelphia 76ers: 500-1


When you’ve got no shot (and no clear want ) to win several 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 program which would have reduced the chances for teams with the most worst documents to snag the absolute best picks. That choice was a bullet dodged for overall manager Sam Hinkie’s Sixers and an unexpected one.
Based on John Finger of,”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 potential change, and it’s difficult to blame them.
Switching up things in midstream would have had an especially negative effect on their rebuilding plans.
Even 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 year’s only beacon of hope, eventually has a return date out of his remarkably long recovery after shoulder surgery: Nov. 13, per Jeff Goodman of
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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