Philadelphia 76ers (NBA): Season starts Nov. 1 at WAS; home opener Nov. 2 vs. CHI
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08-30-2013, 01:01 PM
Thank You Hinkie!
Join Date: May 2010
Sixers making tank job abundantly clear
Winless for Wiggins..nice!
According to Bovada, the Miami Heat are the heavy favorites to win the 2013-14 NBA title. You know which team isnít a heavy favorite to win the 2013-14 NBA title? The Philadelphia 76ers, who are actually a heavy favorite to lose lots of basketball games and potentially acquire lots of ping pong balls in next yearís overstuffed NBA draft. Bovada has the Sixers listed as a 300/1 longshot to win the championship. Only the Bobcats and Magic (500/1) have worse odds, which is really a disservice to Charlotte and Orlando. The Magic got a lot better this offseason. And the Bobcats, while still awful, will be hard pressed to equal the Sixersí ineptitude this season.
Thatís what Hinkie has created so far. And bless him for it.
Tank Town. Tank City. Winless for Wiggins. Whatever slogan you prefer, it all adds up to the same thing: The Sixers are rightly sacrificing today (and tomorrow and many of the days to follow) in order to clear cap space and prepare for next yearís NBA draft, where they figure to have five picks, including two first-rounders.
Again, itís a solid plan. Itís also striking how plainly Hinkie and the Sixers have made that plan known. Look at the salary cap. Itís way up there at $58.67 million. Now look at the Sixersí current salary commitments. It's way down there, currently around $43 million Ė- and thatís after the Sixers added Tony Wroten.
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