Philadelphia 76ers: 500-1

When you’ve got no shot (and no clear desire) to win several games, let alone an NBA title, you’ve got to take solace in the little successes.
On Oct. 22, 13 of the league’s 30 owners voted against a lottery reform program which could have decreased the chances for teams using the most worst documents to snag the absolute best selections. That decision was a bullet dodged for overall director Sam Hinkie’s Sixers and an unexpected one.
According to John Finger of,”lottery reform was viewed as a foregone conclusion” just a day prior to the vote that struck down the strategy. The 76ers, clearly, were one of the most vehement opponents of the potential change, and it’s difficult to blame them.
Switching up things in midstream could have had a particularly negative effect on their rebuilding plans.
Even though lottery reform will likely be revisited again, the Sixers made a little reprieve.
Oh, and hello, Michael Carter-Williams, reigning Rookie of the Year and last season’s only beacon of hope, eventually has a return date from his remarkably long recovery following knee operation: Nov. 13, per Jeff Goodman of
Nerlens Noel looks like a defensive menace in training. Joel Embiid is probably the best player in his draft class.
Life is filled with wonders.

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