Tuesday night, the 76ers sank to a new low in the mess that is the 2012-2013 season. Following a 14-point loss to the now 16-41 Orlando Magic, a team they had previously demolished by 17 points, the Sixers are now 22-33 overall.
What’s worst of all, is that because of tiebreakers, Doug Collins and company are now in last place in the Atlantic Division. Through this six-game losing streak it has become crytsal clear that this team needs a change in order to inject some energy into this squad and revitalize what has spiraled into a simply lifeless team.
Following the gruesome loss down at the Wells Fargo Center, Collins made headlines with his blatantly critical comments about the lack of effort and energy from his players.
“We made a huge deal and we have nobody playing a part of that deal. How many teams can give up Andre Iguodala, Moe Harkless and Nikola Vucevic and have nothing in return playing? That’s tough to overcome,” Collins told reporters after the game. “That’s just the facts. I’m not looking for any outs. That’s a fact. Nik Vucevic had 19 rebounds tonight. Spencer had one, I think Lavoy had two… I did not think our guys prepared themselves during the break to come back to play.”
The problem with Collins’ comments is that he was largely responsible, along with the front office, for making the off-season moves that gave him his current roster.