Philadelphia 76ers: 500-1

When you’ve got no shot (and no apparent want ) to win many matches, let alone an NBA title, you have 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 decreased the chances for teams with the very worst records to snag the very best selections. That decision was a bullet dodged for overall manager Sam Hinkie’s Sixers and an unexpected one.
Based on John Finger of all,“lottery reform has been viewed as a foregone conclusion“ just a day before the vote that struck down the plan. The 76ers, clearly, were one of the most vehement opponents of the potential change, and it is difficult to blame them.
Switching up things in midstream would have had a particularly negative impact on their rebuilding plans.
Though lottery reform will likely be revisited again, the Sixers earned a little 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 from his unusually long recovery after knee operation: Nov. 13, per Jeff Goodman of
Nerlens Noel resembles a defensive menace in training. Joel Embiid is most likely the best player in his draft class.
Life is filled with wonders.

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