Philadelphia 76ers: 500-1

When you have got no shot (and no apparent want ) to win several matches, let alone an NBA title, you’ve got to take solace from the small victories.
On Oct. 22, 13 of the league’s 30 owners voted against a lottery reform plan which could have reduced the chances for teams with the most worst documents to snag the absolute best picks. That choice was a bullet dodged for overall director Sam Hinkie’s Sixers and an unexpected one.
According to John Finger of all,”lottery reform was viewed as a foregone conclusion” just a day prior to the vote that stunningly struck down the strategy. The 76ers, clearly, were among the most vehement opponents of the potential change, and it is hard to blame them.
Switching up things in midstream could have had a particularly negative effect on their rebuilding plans.
Though lottery reform will be revisited again, the Sixers earned a small reprieve.
Oh, and hello, Michael Carter-Williams, reigning Rookie of the Year and last year’s only beacon of hope, finally has a return date out of 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 tiny wonders.

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