Philadelphia 76ers: 500-1

When you’ve got no shot (and no clear desire) to win several matches, let alone an NBA title, you’ve got to take solace from the little victories.
On Oct. 22, 13 of the league’s 30 owners voted against a lottery reform program that could have decreased the chances for teams using the very worst documents to snag the very best picks. That choice was a bullet dodged for overall director Sam Hinkie’s Sixers and an unexpected one.
According to John Finger of all,»lottery reform has been seen as a foregone conclusion» just a day before the vote that struck down the plan. The 76ers, clearly, were one of the most vehement opponents of the potential change, and it is hard to blame them.
Switching up things in midstream could have had a particularly negative impact on their rebuilding plans.
Though lottery reform is going to likely be revisited again, the Sixers earned a little reprieve.
Oh, and hello, Michael Carter-Williams, reigning Rookie of the Year and last season’s lone beacon of hope, finally has a return date out of his unusually long recovery after knee operation: Nov. 13, per Jeff Goodman of
Nerlens Noel resembles a menace in training. Joel Embiid is most likely the best player in his draft class.
Life is filled with small miracles.

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