12/07/11 11:23 am EST
Much to our excitement, the 76ers 2011-12 schedule was finally released last night. And while we have no idea what is going to happen with the Sixers roster or the rest of the NBA when the free agency frenzy launches later this week, we took a stab at analyzing the upcoming 66-game slate.
We had to make a lot of asssumptions based on what the teams looked like at the end of 2010-11 in our predictions for 2011-12, so we reserve the right to make some changes after the free agent bonanza comes to a halt.
With those assumptions in mind we believe Sixers fans will be very pleased with how we predict the start off the 2011-12 season will go for the 7-6. If they can manage to survive the opening 5-game Disney on Ice road trip Philadunkia’s home team has been burdened with, then a very pleasing month of January awaits them. So we are predicting a fast start from the 2011-12 Sixers.
However, a fast start may be cancelled out completely if the 7-6 can not keep it together during the brutal stretch the scheduling gods have planned for Doug Collins and Co. in the final month of this shortened season.