The Philadelphia 76ers have done it! They will not be the first NBA team to go winless in an 82-game season. Also, they managed to stay away from having the worst record to start a season with a win Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves. For a team that is known to have a goal of tanking for the season, they have done their reputation justice.
Fans of the 76ers never thought 1-17 would feel so good, but sometimes it’s just nice to get a win when you have nearly forgotten what that feels like. Even though it does not mean much in the long run, this win is very important for the locker room.
Michael Carter-Williams told reporters after the game, “For me personally, I think it’s a big relief off my chest. And the same is for the rest of the guys now that we got a win.”
Coach Brett Brown also felt good saying, “We feel like this validates the work they’ve put in. I just have a tremendous amount of respect for the fact that they never once quit on themselves, short-circuited a practice, and they were rewarded tonight.”
Everyone knows this is going to be another rough season for the 76ers in an effort to secure a top lottery pick in the ensuing draft, but a few wins here and there are crucial for those players in the locker room.