Philadelphia 76ers: 500-1

When you have got no shot (and no apparent desire) to win many games, 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 plan that could have reduced the possibilities for teams using the very worst documents to snag the absolute best selections. That choice was a bullet dodged for general manager Sam Hinkie’s Sixers and an unexpected one.
Based on John Finger of all CSNPhilly.com,”lottery reform has been viewed as a foregone conclusion” just a day prior to the vote that struck down the plan. The 76ers, of course, were one of the most vehement opponents of the possible change, and it’s difficult to blame them.
Switching up things in midstream could have had a particularly negative effect on their rebuilding plans.
Even though lottery reform is going to be revisited again, the Sixers earned a little reprieve.
Oh, and hey, Michael Carter-Williams, reigning Rookie of the Year and last season’s only beacon of hope, finally has a return date out of his unusually long recovery following shoulder surgery: Nov. 13, per Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com.
Nerlens Noel resembles a defensive menace in training. Joel Embiid is most likely the best player in his draft class.
Life is filled with tiny wonders.

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