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Old 07-25-2017, 04:12 PM
 
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A decade ago, the Sixers probably would've been top five. They've really allowed the franchise to rot (hopefully to be turned around soon).
We went through a three year tanking process, now it looks like it's all finally starting to pay off. Hopefully with no major injuries next year the Sixers should definitely be in the playoffs.
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Old 07-28-2017, 04:24 AM
 
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Were the Suns buoyed by the Kevin Johnson and Nash eras, or were they successful earlier than that?
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Old 07-28-2017, 09:33 AM
 
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We went through a three year tanking process, now it looks like it's all finally starting to pay off. Hopefully with no major injuries next year the Sixers should definitely be in the playoffs.
Might be, with the Bulls dumping and so forth they might make it.

However, the 76ers could find a way to drown in the desert.
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Old 07-29-2017, 12:00 AM
 
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Were the Suns buoyed by the Kevin Johnson and Nash eras, or were they successful earlier than that?
They made the NBA Finals in 1976 and the Conference Finals in 1979 and 1984.
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Old 07-29-2017, 03:14 AM
 
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I'm surprised by their regular season win% being higher than anyone, besides the Spurs and the 2 "kings." You don't normally think of the Suns as among the winningest teams in the league. They've just been a consistent team for 50 seasons, despite never winning a championship.
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Old 07-29-2017, 03:36 PM
 
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I'm surprised by their regular season win% being higher than anyone, besides the Spurs and the 2 "kings." You don't normally think of the Suns as among the winningest teams in the league. They've just been a consistent team for 50 seasons, despite never winning a championship.
Even during the Nash era they won lots of games against mediocre teams by outscoring them and players loved to run and gun with them so it was a fun stat-padding loss.

Then they'd hit the Spurs in the playoffs and that would end.

Great regular season wins team.
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Old 07-30-2017, 06:15 PM
 
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Might be, with the Bulls dumping and so forth they might make it.

However, the 76ers could find a way to drown in the desert.
Quite a few teams in the east are going downhill: Bulls, Pacers, and Hawks to name a few. The door is only opening wider for the Sixers. They have a very talented, but young roster. As I mentioned before, if nobody gets seriously hurt there's no reason why they can't be a playoff team next year especially with the two free agents that were signed- especially JJ Redick who has never missed the playoffs in his career.

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Old 08-01-2017, 01:50 PM
 
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Bulls have had some really really rough stretches.
Especially after MJ retired the 2nd time, Scottie got traded and Phil left. They were terrible for about 6 years, and didn't make the playoffs again 'til 2005.
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:29 AM
 
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Quite a few teams in the east are going downhill: Bulls, Pacers, and Hawks to name a few. The door is only opening wider for the Sixers. They have a very talented, but young roster. As I mentioned before, if nobody gets seriously hurt there's no reason why they can't be a playoff team next year especially with the two free agents that were signed- especially JJ Redick who has never missed the playoffs in his career.
All good points but like I said...the 76ers always seem to find a way to turn promising young players into a new batch of promising young players and so forth.

Should be in the playoffs? Mmmmm probably. Just not feeling super confident about it.
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