State of the Sixers: With NBA Playoffs Out of Reach, Time To “Go Young”

March 11th, 2010 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
We now interrupt this 24/7 coverage of Allen Iverson's personal troubles to give you actual news related to the Philadelphia 76ers...

After a 15-point blowout at the hands of the Charlotte Bobcats last night, the Philadelphia 76ers stand at 23-41 as of today, with 18 games left to play in the regular season.

To put that in perspective, the next closest team in the Eastern Conference, the Chicago Bulls, has a 31-32 record. The Bulls are currently the East's ninth seed (the Raptors hold the eighth seed currently, at 32-30).

That puts the Sixers 7.5 games out of the ninth spot with 18 games to play...and ninth doesn't even qualify for the playoffs.

Mathematically, they're all but done.

That's why they need to "go young," and they need to go young as hard as they can. Yes, this could be considered a politically correct way to say they should tank the season...because it is.

Despite getting on a semi-hot streak right before the All-Star break and nearly screwing up their chances at a great lottery pick, the other NBA bottom feeders have won enough games to set up a mad dash to the finish to lose the most games (yes, ...

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