This is why the 76ers fired Sam Hinkie. They’ve become a national laughingstock, even beyond NBA circles. Philadelphia’s younger players developing and the addition of a couple veterans should help the team become regularly, rather than historically, bad. But the 76ers haven’t yet escaped the dismal reputation that became an embarrassment to ownership (which will still reap the rewards of Hinkie’s Process). See this clip from The Daily Show on Donald Trump’s policing plan for the latest example (hat tip: CSN Philly).
Now that the 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close and a gold medal has landed on Philadelphia soil, all eyes turn to the 76ers' long journey to bring a championship to this city. Sixers head coach Brett Brown joined the 97.5 morning show on Monday and talked about the excitement surrounding his team this coming season. Two of his new players put their games on display in Rio -- Sergio Rodriguez with Spain and Dario Saric with Croatia -- while the biggest mystery to Sixers fans, Joel Embiid, appears finally ready to go. "It’s on track," Brown told Anthony Gargano of Embiid's progress. "I’m hanging on that verbiage. He is well and truly on track. There are no red flags any place. You’re going
With the bulk of NBA free agency in the books, USA TODAY Sports explores how all of the offseason moves will alter each team's starting lineup for the 2016-17 season. What do you think the starting five of your favorite team should be? Head over to @usatodaynba on Twitter and tell us. Projected starting five: Charlotte Hornets (Statistics from 2015-16 season) Kemba Walker - Points: 20.9, assists: 5.2, rebounds: 4.4, steals: 1.6, field goal percentage: 42.7% Nicolas Batum - Points: 14.9, rebounds: 6.1, assists: 5.8, steals: 0.9, field goal percentage: 42.6% Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (seven games played) - Points: 12.7, rebounds: 6.4, assists: 1.3, steals: 0.4, field goal percentage: 54.1% Marvin