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Brooklyn Nets: Five Must-Watch Games Of The 2016-17 Season


The Measuring Stick

  • Date: Sunday, December 18 at 6:00 p.m. ET
  • Opponent: Philadelphia 76ers
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia 76ers haven’t won 20 games since 2012-13. Last season, they only won 10. So why is this must-watch TV?

Because after sucking on purpose for years, the Sixers actually made forward progress in the offseason. It’s possible the Nets could supplant them as the league’s worst team.

The past two seasons in Philadelphia has featured some of the worst offensive play in NBA history. Their 92.9 ORtg+ last season was an improvement over the 90.4 ORtg+ from the one before. Brutal.


The addition of rookies Ben Simmons and Dario Saric is creating positive buzz around the Sixers for the first time in years. They should be better than last year’s squad.

The Nets have a long road ahead in their rebuild and shouldn’t be judged in the short term, but falling behind Philly would hurt.

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I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for EliteSportsNY.com. I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: chip.murphy@elitesportsny.com Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.