The highly-regarded Mr. Arturo Galletti of Wages of Wins recently posted a labyrinthian spreadsheet of player valuations -- and if you scroll down to the bottom, you'll find that his "nominal" prediction for the 76ers has them winning... 43 games! Now, I have a hard time figuring out exactly how he calculated projections for Philly's roster -- particularly since much of this squad has little-to-no professional track record -- but this was nonetheless disconcerting.
Um, what if this squad actually starts winning games, even absent Noel? Does Hinkie start breaking arms (gotta stay away from the legs) by New Year's? When does Tanking The Roster transition to Tanking The Games? And am I jinxing our future by merely mentioning this?
Kevin (who used to write for STATS, Inc. way, way, *way* back in the late '90s...)