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The Philadelphia 76ers would like to start winning now, please. But will the basketball gods let them?
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The Philadelphia 76ers would like to start winning now, please. But will the basketball gods let them?

The "Process" — Philly's unprecedentedly shameless tanking strategy — has borne plenty of fruit, and the time has finally come for the 76ers to stop trying to lose and start trying to, y'know, win! Unfortunately, though, the basketball gods don't like teams who deliberately lose — the Sixers have been afflicted with plenty of injury-related misfortune over the last couple of years, and the curse struck again last month when they lost #1 pick Ben Simmons to a foot injury. On paper, the Sixers have a roster that can, if nothing else, get them out of the Eastern Conference's cellar. Whether fate allows that roster to actually get on the court together, however, remains to be seen.

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