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