It would have been hard for the Philadelphia 76ers to be more disappointing this year, but even with all the downfalls, there still are lessons to be learned in their remaining regular-season games.
A 27-43 record is hardly how Philadelphia saw this season going—and it's got to be frustrating. They probably didn't expect to have a 7-26 road record, or go through a stretch of winning one out of 13 games starting just before the All-Star break.
Nothing has gone as planned.
Now, on a more personal note.
I'm a ridiculous fan of the Sixers, so I couldn't be happier writing about them on a weekly basis. The only issue I run into is that I live in Utah.
This is a problem because I get only one opportunity every year to see Philadelphia in person. Watching them on television can't tell you everything, so I feel like it's crucial to see them in person. Unfortunately, I happened to finally see how bad it has really gotten when I saw them live on March 25.
The Sixers were playing the Utah Jazz and I truly couldn't believe my eyes. In fact, I almost felt bad that I showed up because Philadelphia clearly forgot to. Jrue Holiday was nonexistent, Thaddeus Young decided not to defend and Evan Turner looked like a third-grader who had just gotten his lunchbox stolen.
I bring this story up because even I learned things about the Sixers in their 70th game. If I could learn something from just watching, then they certainly can by being the ones who actually play the game.
Let's take a look at what some of those things might be by individually looking at their remaining regular-season games.
All statistics in this article are accurate as of games played through March 26.