Sometimes, it’s good to recalibrate.
For the Philadelphia 76ers this season, the only constant has been change. From starting the year with a revamped roster to the epidemic of injuries leading to the carousel of starting lineups and 10-day contracts, it’s been frustrating to say the least.
For coach Doug Collins, it has become a routine recalibration, full of shuffling men in and out of the rotation, full of trial and error. Mostly error.
The end result thus far has been nothing short of a disappointment.
On the flip side, however, yours truly made some predictions before the New Year which did not completely disappoint. One came to fruition (Jrue Holiday making the All-Star Game) and one sort of did (Spencer Hawes did reclaim his starting role—as a center—and has stepped up).
Three others are TBD: Andrew Bynum’s pending return and contract situation, a trade deadline acquisition and winning a round in the playoffs.
With the benefit of hindsight—and at least a faint ability of foresight—I now reserve the right to do my own recalibrating.