Mik317 wrote:what we aren;t going to do is defend any of the moves this past offseason. Who gives a **** what the media thinks. The media doesn't give a **** about this franchise. The media whining is part of why we are in the spot we are now thanks to them blowing a gasket over the process. The media also has been trying to break up Ben and Jo forever now; so them propping up the team only for it to not work out only plays into their narrative.
Look yes. Team building takes luck however this FO decided that the best option for this team was to take away our best shooter and our best shot creator and replace them with more guys who's best positions are the same as our two building blocks. Thats not **** being unlucky. There is no hindsight involved.\Every single move made this offseason backfired., the "best" one of taking Mattise is tainted by being sniped by Boston and honestly I question how much better he's going to get so lets pump the breaks their as well.
again these front office moves could be big; they could be moving the deck chairs on the titanic...or somewhere in the middle. Contracts are tricky things so who knows what is really going on in the background. But make no mistake there is no defending the job that was done last offseason...there is no unluckiness involved there. They made poor decisions.
Most people on this forum (see pages 9 of the threads) were also on board with the moves we made for the 2019-2020 season. So it’s not just like the entire media projected us to be a really good team.
It’s almost consensus given how the fans (our board and social media), analytics and actual NBA executives and coaches all projected our team to made the finals. When they made that projection, they were looking at the overall team’s talent.
And we have to respect that these guys may be more knowledgeable than us, mere fans who don’t have any skin in the game or machinery than them.
I can lay down all the links of these opinions/projections if you wish to look at it.
For instance, we all know we were one of the top teams in the power rankings to start the season. I believe it goes downhill when Biid got suspended.
Then by Feb (mid season), we were still projected to be the top team in the east. That is despite all the injuries and chemistry issues. https://www.nbcsports.com/philadelphia/76ers/sixers-nba-finals-chances-bucks-lakers-clippers
Sure we got swept, but during the bubble we had one of the top offense during the bubble (i’ll check again). And we didn’t have Ben playing during the playoffs.
If you ask me (gut feel) it’s really more an internal locker room issue with us than a talent issue.
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