This is certainly not where the Philadelphia 76ers expected themselves to be at the halfway point of the season. And yet, upon watching them play, it makes perfect sense.
For any young team, which the Sixers are, there is going to be bumps in the road. Unfortunately, as time has progressed, those bumps have become potholes.
But with youth eventually comes experience, “teachable moments,” as coach Doug Collins would say. And although sometimes it may take longer than we’d hope for the players to master the lessons, we as fans have already learned our share about this squad.
(And when the local sports bars aren’t showing your nationally televised games on Martin Luther King Day, it may be time for Collins and crew to take a crash course.)