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March 10, 2014
Besides Michael Carter-Williams being in contention for the Rookie of the Year award, is there anything else the Sixers have to look forward to this season? If they don’t want to be the complete laughing stock of the NBA, they have to win one of their next three games. The Sixers are currently on a 15-game losing streak, 12 away from breaking the record of most consecutive losses set by the Cavs in 2011.
With a 15-46 record, it seems like the Sixers only chance at winning another game comes within the next 5 days, when they face the Jazz, Knicks and Kings. If the Sixers do not win at least one of these games, it is a distinct possibility that we could see a final record of 15-67 for the Sixers. If the Sixers did finish out the season winless, they would obliterate the Cavs record of 27 consecutive losses with 36. The good news, this years team will not be able to beat the record of most losses in a season, which is held by the 1973 76ers.
The only thing that Sixer fans have to look forward to is the draft. With a good chance at having the best lottery pick, all we can do is hope for a better season next year. As long as Nerlens Noel comes back healthy and the Sixers have a good draft, we can hope that this current team, with an average age of just under 24 years old, will have gained a little experience and will be able to hold their own, or at least not get blown out by 20 points a game. Coach Brett Brown hopes to “try to do something better than the 38 to 40-something wins that we’ve experienced in the last 11 years,” and understands that the first two years of his contract will be rebuilding years. So if you plan on attending one of the last games of the year, remember that you aren’t rooting for the team on the court, since there is literally no hope, but you are rooting for what they could be next year.
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