Philadelphia 76ers Complete 2016-17 Preview

September 25th, 2016 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »

The stench of the Philadelphia 76ers' radical rebuilding plan still lingers above the City of Brotherly Love.

Even with the promise of a brighter future, the present is a mystery. And the past is a mess of mismatched rosters, over-their-head youngsters and a mountain of losses—199 over the past three seasons, 18 more than any other NBA team and at least 100 more than eight different franchises. 

But the most painful part of The Process is finished. The architect, Sam Hinkie, is out, and his successor, Bryan Colangelo, has shifted priorities back to the win column. Yet it's the talent uncovered by Hinkie's methodical management that could help the Sixers change their fortune.

Those defeats paid tangible benefits, none more so than the lottery prize secured by last season's abysmal 10-72 performance. The Sixers snared their first No. 1 pick since 1996 (Hall of Famer Allen Iverson) and spent it on 6'10" playmaker Ben Simmons.

"He impacts everything," Colangelo said, per CSN Philly's Jessica Camerato. "I think he's going to impact the outlook for the organization. He's going to impact the outlook ...

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