08/05/10 11:54 am EST
Recently Chad Ford and John Hollinger, the “NBA Insiders” over at ESPN.com, posted their Future Power Rankings of NBA teams. As a refresher, we remind you that the Future Power Rankings are ESPN Insider’s projection of the on-court success expected for each team during the 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons. Or in simpler terms “a convenient way to see the direction your favorite team is headed.”
As we read over the most recent rankings by Ford and Hollinger we were not surprised to see that these respected NBA scribes placed the Sixers at #25 in their Future Power Rankings. That’s right about where we had the 76ers in our own NBA rankings. What surprised us is the accuracy with which these “national” writers analyzed the issues that plague Philadunkia’s favorite franchise. It was as if they follow the Sixers on a daily / nightly basis or had secretly hidden a microphone here in the Philadunkia offices and had been listening to our conversations on the state of the franchise.
After the jump are the words ESPN.com’s Ford and Hollinger wrote about the state of the Sixers. The breakdown will sting a little, but sometimes we need to hear the truth from outsiders for it to really hit home…