Found October 12, 2013 on NESN.com:
Each day this week, NESN.com will take a look at a team that is virtually assured of having a worse record than the Celtics this season — thereby standing in the way of Boston landing the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s NBA draft. We conclude with No. 1 on our list of lottery ballhogs: the Philadelphia 76ers. Time will tell if general manager Sam Hinkie‘s moves this offseason were the bold ones necessary to guide the Sixers back to glory. For now, they just seem weird. For the second straight offseason, the Sixers traded away their best player for a big man with knee problems. The approach did not work out too well last year, when they dealt away Andre Iguodala as part of a deal that netted them Andrew Bynum, who went on to play zero games for the Sixers. This time around, they picked up Kentucky shot blocker Nerlens Noel on draft night for All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday, hoping for a better payoff. It was not quite deja vu, but the echoes were eerie. Granted, this deal was not...
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