Here's a look at the 76ers as they look to take the next step as a franchise heading into 2012/13..
- Despite their impressive run, the Sixers have a long way to go before they can truly be considered an elite team, opines Gordie Jones of CSNPhilly.com. Coach Doug Collins and team president Rod Thorn seem to agree that the team needs to add size and athleticism to their front line and find a proven scorer in order to improve. Jones also doesn't see Lou Williams opting out of his deal.
- The Sixers' playoff run is a great example of why teams should never tank, writes Chris Bernucca of Sheridan Hoops. Plenty of people felt that the club would be better served by missing the playoffs and getting into the draft lottery rather than get bounced by the Bulls or Heat in round one. Instead, the 76ers found themselves inches from the conference finals.
- Earlier today, we learned that major changes could be on horizon for Philly next year, as implied by Collins.