Philadelphia 76ers: 500-1

When you have got no shot (and no clear desire) to win several games, let alone an NBA title, you’ve got to take solace in the small victories.
On Oct. 22, 13 of the league’s 30 owners voted against a lottery reform plan which could have decreased the possibilities for teams with 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 all CSNPhilly.com,”lottery reform has been seen as a foregone conclusion” a day before the vote that stunningly struck down the plan. The 76ers, clearly, were one of the most vehement opponents of the possible change, and it’s difficult to blame them.
Switching up things in midstream could have had an especially negative effect on their rebuilding plans.
Though lottery reform is going to 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, eventually has a return date from his unusually long recovery after knee operation: Nov. 13, per Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com.
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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