Everything You Need to Know About the Philadelphia 76ers’ 2015-16 NBA Season

October 7th, 2015 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »

With two seasons of general manager Sam Hinkie's rebuilding project in the books, the Philadelphia 76ers are looking to Year 3 as the one that will finally see measurable gains.

The Sixers have won just 37 combined games over the last two campaigns, a trying span defined mostly by roster turnover. To wit: Last season, midway through a 19-win showing, Philadelphia traded starting point guard and reigning Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams to the Milwaukee Bucks in a three-team deal that netted the Los Angeles Lakers' 2016 top-three-protected first-round pick.

That's the story of the Sixers' direction under Hinkie. They have assembled makeshift cores and prioritized the acquisition of future assets that, while hypothetically valuable, do nothing to move their immediate needle.

This season is already different. Philadelphia has two legitimate (and healthy) building blocks in Nerlens Noel and rookie Jahlil Okafor. Toss in the addition of Nik Stauskas, and 2015-16 offers a brand of experimental stability the Sixers haven't recently enjoyed.

Maybe they're ready to enter the next phase of their reinvention aft ...

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