07/17/12 8:28 am EST
Nobody in Philadelphia expects a championship in 2012-2013, that’s one thing the Sixers have going for them. But did you expect the 7-6 to be Lottery bound in 2013? Sports articles rarely talk about the reality of situations and often boast about the “best case scenario” when that scenario is based on fantasy, rather then the facts of the situation. This is NOT one of those articles.
The 7-6 won 35 games this past season. It will be a struggle to win 35 games next year in what will be an 82 game season. The Sixers have essentially ruined the franchise for the next 5 years by their actions this off-season. There are so many good sources of basketball stats on the Internet. While many of my points are generalized a few minutes looking through basketball reference, court vision analytics, basketball value, 82games, wages of wins, the NBA geek and other stat based websites. All the arguments made below are facts or historically relevant information and not influenced by cognitive bias and other things that betray humans when we make assumptions about players and coaches based on the “eye test”
After the jump, I will review the mistakes by timeline that the 76ers’ front office made this off-season: