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Wizards at Sixers Pregame: Envy the Process

Regular Season Game 10

Wizards (2-7) at Sixers (1-9)

November 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
TV: CSN Mid-Atlantic
Radio: 1500 AM


Last time they met was..

March 17, 2016 – Wells Fargo Center, Philly: Wizards 99, Sixers 94


What to watch

Two bad teams. Sorry, but at this moment, the Wizards are bad. They’re 2-7. They’ve got a -4.2 differential. They’re 0-4 on the road. They’re the third worst team in the Eastern Conference.

The Sixers on the other hand are BAD. They’re 1-9. They’ve got an almost incomprehensible -13.3 differential. They’re also 0-4 on the road. They’re the worst team in the Eastern Conference, and the worst team in the NBA.

Ugh.


Key Matchup

Wizards Front Office vs. Sixers Front Office.

The Wizards are a bad basketball team. The Sixers are a much worse basketball team. But which ORGANIZATION is worse right now? Let’s see.

The Wizards have John Wall, Bradley Beal, and not much else. Otto Porter and Kelly Oubre are nice young pieces, but they probably aren’t future All-Stars, and they aren’t very valuable trade assets either. By the time they do develop further, Wall will be past his time.

The Sixers have Joel “The Process” Embiid, who looks like the real deal. They’ve got Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel. They’ve got Ben Simmons waiting in the wings. Yes they’ve got an awful team, but they may not have an awful future. More importantly, they may have an excellent future.

The Sixers have reasons to look at the glass half full. The Wizards just have reasons to pour one out.

Ugh.


X-factor

Road Games. Tonight’s game is IN Philadelphia. Our road record is 0-4? Ugh.


Fun Factor:

The Glass-men.

Joel “The Process” Embiid is out tonight. He’s averaging 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 blocks. He’s shooting 46% from the floor, and 50% from three. FIFTY PERCENT FROM THREE.

Embiid can hoop. He just hasn’t been able to stay healthy. Hmm. On a related note:

Bradley Beal is out tonight. Bradley Beal can also hoop when healthy, or so we think. After paying Beal 130 million dollars, here are his numbers so far:

15 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 29% from three, 37% from the field, 3 games missed with injury.

Those are not 130 million dollar numbers. In fact, they’re $543,471 numbers. That’s Sheldon McClellan‘s salary this season, and in his one start in place of Beal, here’s what McClellan did:
15 points, 1 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 5/9 shooting, 5 free throw attempts, and he made his only three point attempt.

I’m aware that that section wasn’t fun. But making up trade scenarios for Bradley Beal can be fun! Right?….

….Ugh.


Prediction

Ugh 😷

we are Hoop District

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