Thursday, November 12, 2015

Sixers are the NBA's lone winless team

And then there was one.

The Philadelphia 76ers are officially the lone winless team remaining in the NBA.

The Sixers currently sit at 0-8, and with an upcoming stretch of games that includes the Thunder, Spurs, Mavericks, and Heat, there is no real relief in sight.

Injuries have decimated a team that is already thin on talent, and it has shown.

Despite keeping it close in several games, the Sixers just do not have the firepower, or experience to pull out games down the stretch. They have noticeably struggled in third quarters.

It took the team 18 games to finally get a win last year, and it may take a similar number again this season, which is unfortunate for fans who were looking forward to an improved on-court product.

The offensive excellence of Jahlil Okafor has been a bright beacon of hope in an otherwise disappointing start to the season. Dude is going to be a monster.

The team will likely fair better in the win-loss category when they are at, or close to full strength. The return of Robert Covington, Tony Wroten, and Kenall Marshall should provide a big boost, especially on the offensive end.

In the end though, the team will again compete for the league's worst record at the end of the season, which, considering the Sixers' desire to add top-tier talent, may not be a bad thing.

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