Philadelphia 76ers: 5 Remaining Steps for the Sixers to Become Elite

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Philadelphia 76ers: 5 Remaining Steps for the Sixers to Become Elite
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Even the most jaded observer knows that the Philadelphia 76ers' run to the Eastern Conference semifinals this past year was due more to smoke and mirrors (and Derrick Rose's torn ACL) than anything else.

In order to be truly successful, the team will need to acquire a transcendent talent through either the draft or via free agency. However, with the Sixers' front office embracing the strategy of "tread water until we can free up cap space," it doesn't appear as though the team will strike gold in the lottery anytime soon.

So, with the 76ers insistent on not relying on ping-pong balls to make them better, let's take a look at the five steps that the team should make in order to become elite.

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