There Is Hope: The Sixers Could Actually Look Scary-Good Next Year

Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams

I have always loved the Philadelphia 76ers.

I would go to the old Spectrum in 1973 and buy a cheap seat and eventually end up courtside. If you think the 76ers are bad now, you have a short memory. The 1972-73 team was historically bad — winning just 9 out of 82 games. They were so bad that when I sat courtside I had to suppress the urge to yell “next!” like I did to play in pick-up games.

Things quickly got better. By the mid ’70s, the 76ers were a powerhouse in the NBA. I believe the same thing can happen with the 2013-2014 version of the 76ers.

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Is There Any Reason to Watch the Sixers the Rest of the Season?

Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams (1) is defended by Miami Heat guard Norris Cole (30) during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center.

Tuesday night, the Sixers gave out “Together We Build” blueprints to the 372 fans in attendance at the Wells Fargo Center. The next important date in the 76ers’ rebuild? Early season ticket renewals for fans!

The team lied, though, as the next big day was the trade deadline on Thursday. Yesterday, the Sixers swung four trades, acquiring five players and five second-round draft picks in exchange for Spencer Hawes, Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen and a second-round pick.

What the heck is going on?

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