Are the Philadelphia 76ers Hurting Themselves by Winning?

February 13th, 2010 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
It's never a good sign in sports when you find yourself cheering more for when your team loses than when your team wins.

Somehow, as the Sixers kept adding wins to their season-high five game winning-streak this past week and a half, that's the exact place I found myself with the team.

As the Sixers knocked down Houston, New Orleans, then Minnesota, the writing on the wall became more and more apparent: History is about to repeat itself again for the Sixers.

They'll go on a late-season surge, seemingly "putting it all together" and giving the team hope for the long-term, qualify as a low seed in the playoffs, and get their doors blown off by the Cavs, Hawks, Magic, or Celtics in the first round.

But, in the long-term, would the Sixers be better off tanking the rest of this season, shooting for a higher draft pick, and getting started on the rebuilding process?

I've made my thoughts known about when the Sixers should start trading away their roster (next season, with $20 million in expiring contracts on the roster), and also ...

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